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USDA Awards $25 Million Grant to University of Nebraska-Lincoln for E. Coli Research

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

(American Meat Institute)

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded $25 million to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) to help reduce the occurrence and public health risks from Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) along the entire beef production pathway. The research will look at eight types of STEC including E. coli O157:H7, and will focus on five main objectives including:

Dr. James Keen at UNL will coordinate the research and work closely with a multi-institutional and multi-disciplinary team of researchers, educators and extension specialists including researchers from the University of Arkansas, University of California-Davis, University of California-Tulare, University of Delaware, Kansas State University, New Mexico State University, North Carolina State University, Texas A&M, Virginia Tech, USDA’s Agricultural Research Service and a research consortium comprised of government, academic and industry scientists and food safety professionals.

For more information please visit: http://www.nifa.usda.gov/newsroom/news/2012news/01231_nebraska_food_safety.html

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