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Testing of Raw Ground Beef and Raw Ground Beef Component Samples for E. coli O157:H7: Year-to-Date Totals

This table presents the results from analysis of raw ground beef and raw ground beef component samples for E. coli O157:H7. Results are from FSIS routine and follow-up sampling programs. Information is based upon data in the FSIS electronic data system as of November 4, 2018.

Related Information: All E. coli Tables

Results from Analysis of Raw Ground Beef and Raw Ground Beef Component Samples for E. coli O157:H7*

Raw Ground Beef (RGB)
Source As of November 5, 2017 As of November 4, 2018
Number Analyzed Number Positive Percent Positive Number Analyzed Number Positive Percent Positive
Federal Plants 9,761 7 0.07 9,505 4 0.04
Verification
9,612 6 0.06 9,408 4 0.04
Follow-up**
149 1 0.67 97 0 0.00
 
Retail Stores 492 1 0.20 476 0 0.00
Verification
491 1 0.20 476 0 0.00
Follow-up
1 0 0.00 0 0 0.00
 
Imports 36 0 0.00 36 0 0.00
 
Raw Ground Beef Components (RGBC)
Source As of November 5, 2017 As of November 4, 2018
Number Analyzed Number Positive Percent Positive Number Analyzed Number Positive Percent Positive
Federal Plants 5,239 11 0.21 5,870 8 0.14
Trim Verification***
3,029 6 0.20 3,238 6 0.19
Follow-up to RGB Positive
154 0 0.00 29 0 0.00
Follow-up to RGBC Positive
579 3 0.52 488 0 0.00
Other RGBC Verification
482 1 0.21 1,071 2 0.19
Bench Trim Verification
995 1 0.10 1,044 0 0.00
 
Import 1,628 1 0.06 860 0 0.00

*Results are posted according to the sample analysis completion date.

**Follow-up may also include non-routine testing.

***On May 1, 2012, FSIS implemented a redesign of its Trim Verification program to increase its ability to detect E. coli O157:H7 (FSIS Notice 27-12).

View the information in this table by Source (beef, veal, etc.)

Results from Analysis of Raw Ground Beef and Raw Ground Beef Component Samples for E. coli O157:H7*
Year-End Results, 2017
With Comparison to Previous Year
 

Raw Ground Beef (RGB)
Source As of December 31, 2016 As of December 31, 2017
Number Analyzed Number Positive Percent Positive Number Analyzed Number Positive Percent Positive
Federal Plants 11,540 7 0.06 11,305 10 0.09
Verification
11,489 7 0.06 11,153 9 0.08
Follow-up**
51 0 0.00 152 1 0.66
 
Retail Stores 572 1 0.17 570 1 0.18
Verification
570 1 0.18 569 1 0.18
Follow-up
2 0 0.00 1 0 0.00
 
Imports 27 0 0.00 38 0 0.00
 
Raw Ground Beef Components (RGBC)
Source As of December 31, 2016 As of December 31, 2017
Number Analyzed Number Positive Percent Positive Number Analyzed Number Positive Percent Positive
Federal Plants 6,176 8 0.13 6,189 12 019
Trim Verification***
3,779 7 0.19 3,562 7 0.20
Follow-up to RGB Positive
36 0 0.00 168 0 0.00
Follow-up to RGBC Positive
639 0 0.00 671 3 0.45
Other RGBC Verification
488 0 0.00 645 1 0.16
Bench Trim Verification
1,234 1 0.08 1,143 1 0.09
 
Imports 667 0 0.00 1,722 1 0.06

 

*Results are posted according to the sample analysis completion date.

**Follow-up may also include non-routine testing.

***On May 1, 2012, FSIS implemented a redesign of its Trim Verification program to increase its ability to detect E. coli O157:H7 (FSIS Notice 27-12).

See Also: Summary Tables, by Calendar Year (Archives)


 

 

Last Modified Nov 09, 2018