Robert L. Martin

Patricia A. Hansen

Reports of foodborne illnesses caused by microbial contamination have increased over the past few years. While America’s food supply is among the safest in the world, every year millions of Americans become ill and thousands die as a result of infections caused by foodborne pathogens.

Several human pathogens (e.g., Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella, Campylobacter, Cyclospora, and Listeria species) have been identified as causing, or have been implicated in, outbreaks of foodborne illnesses…

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