MOLECULAR MICROBIOLOGY AND CONTROL OF ENTERIC PATHOGENS THAT CONTAMINATE FRESH PRODUCE
Location: Produce Safety and Microbiology Research
Title: Escherichia coli O157:H7 in Feral Swine Near Spinach Fields and Cattle, Central California Coast
| Jay, Michele - CA DEPT. OF PUB HEALTH |
| Wiscomb, Gerald - USDA SACRAMENTO, CA |
| Sweitzer, Richard - UNIV. OF NORTH DAKOTA |
| Crawford-Miksza, Leta - CA DEPT. OF PUB HEALTH |
| Farrar, Jeff - CA DEPT. OF PUB HEALTH |
| Lau, David - US FOOD & DRUG ADMIN. |
| O'Connell, Janice - CA DEPT. OF PUB HEALTH |
| Millington, Anne - CA DEPT. OF PUB HEALTH |
| Asmundson, Roderick - CA DEPT. OF PUB HEALTH |
| Atwill, Edward - CA DEPT. OF PUB HEALTH |
| Mandrell, Robert |
Submitted to: Emerging Infectious Diseases
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: July 5, 2007
Publication Date: September 14, 2007
Citation: Jay, M.T., Cooley, M.B., Carychao, D.K., Wiscomb, G.W., Sweitzer, R.A., Crawford-Miksza, L., Farrar, J.A., Lau, D.K., O'Connell, J., Millington, A., Asmundson, R.V., Atwill, E.R., Mandrell, R.E. 2007. Escherichia coli O157:H7 in Feral Swine Near Spinach Fields and Cattle, Central California Coast. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 13:12.
Interpretive Summary: The pathogen E. coli O157:H7 has been shown to infect produce. E. coli O157:H7 was isolated from agricultural environments, including ferel swine, cattle, water, sediment and soil during a nationwide outbreak investigation, associated with spinach in 2007.
We investigated involvement of feral swine in contamination of agriculture fields and surface waterways
with Escherichia coli O157:H7 after a nationwide outbreak traced to bagged spinach from California.
Isolates from feral swine, cattle, surface water, sediment, and soil at 1 ranch were matched to the