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Ground Beef Recalled Due to E. Coli O157:H7 Contamination

EMSL Analytical, Inc. performs E. coli testing, in addition to other food pathogens


Approximately 337,775 pounds of Commercial Meat Co.’s ground beef products are being recalled due to potential E. coli O157:H7 contamination, stated the Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) on October 11.
E. coli O157:H7 is a specific strain of bacteria that can cause abdominal cramping, nausea, vomiting, bloody diarrhea, and potentially life-threatening kidney failure.
The problem with the recalled meat was discovered during a routine inspection by the FSIS, which confirmed a positive result for E. coli O157:H7. There have been no reports of illness related to the contamination.
“EMSL Analytical, Inc. tests for E. coli and other pathogens in food products,” notes Joseph Frasca, Senior VP of Marketing at EMSL. “We use various validated methods that are recognized and accepted by regulation agencies. We also offer rapid pathogen screens where appropriate and requested.”
For more information on EMSL’s testing services, please contact EMSL at (800) 220-3675,, or
About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical Inc. is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider of consumer product, environmental, industrial hygiene, food and materials testing services to professionals and the general public. In addition, the company offers a large variety of air sampling equipment, sampling cassettes and monitoring equipment. The company has an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies including, but not limited to AIHA IHLAP, AIHA EMLAP, AIHA ELLAP, A2LA, NVLAP, CDC Elite, CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission), CA ELAP, NY ELAP, TX Department of State Health Services, and multiple other state accrediting agencies. Please visit our website for a complete listing of accreditations.


 E. Coli O157:H7

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