recent report by Kansas State University researchers found that
natural, organic and conventional cattle production systems are similar
in terms of prevalence rates of E. coli O157:H7 and antibiotic
susceptibility, one of its authors told Meatingplace.
The report, published this month in the journal Applied & Environmental
Microbiology, indicates that prevalences of E. coli O157:H7
in the feces of organically and naturally raised beef cattle (14.8
percent and 14.2 percent, respectively) are similar to those reported
previously for conventionally raised feedlot cattle.