Escherichia coli (E.
People of any age can become infected. Very young children and the elderly are more likely to develop severe illness and hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) than others, but even healthy older children and young adults can become seriously ill.
Infections start when you swallow Shiga toxin-producing E.
WASH YOUR HANDS thoroughly after using the bathroom or changing diapers and before preparing or eating food.
WASH YOUR HANDS after contact with animals or their environments (at farms, petting zoos, fairs, even your own backyard).
COOK meats thoroughly. Ground beef and meat that has been needle-tenderized should be cooked to a temperature of at least 160°F/70˚C. It’s best to use a thermometer, as color is not a very reliable indicator of “
AVOID raw milk, unpasteurized dairy products, and unpasteurized juices (like fresh apple cider).
PREVENT cross contamination in food preparation areas by thoroughly washing hands, counters, cutting boards, and utensils after they touch raw meat.
Our room decontamination system is much more effective than any hand cleaning alone. Contact us for more details.