The cattlemen that have joined VeriPrime and said yes to working on eliminating E. coli in beef have believed from the beginning that reducing E. coli in cattle will result in reduced contamination of beef. The scientific community agrees and a recently published research paper adds to the support for the ideals of the VeriPrime Food Safety Cooperative.
Recently published research supports the use of preharvest interventions for E. coli. The researchers found a strong correlation between the strains in and on cattle that enter the processing plant and the strains that contaminated carcasses inside the plant. The conclusion reached by the team was to provide additional evidence that preharvest interventions that reduce E. coli will work to reduce contamination of beef.
This peer-reviewed study by a group of researchers at Kansas State University published in the scientific journal Foodborne Pathogens and Disease. You can read it here.