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Even corn-fed beef cattle spend most of their lives eating grass. High-corn diets are only fed in the final finishing phase of production. Whether cattle are raised in pastures or fed corn in feedlots, studies show a similar prevalence of E. coli bacteria.

Regardless of the diet animals are fed, everyone in the food system should employ good food safety practices. This includes processors, retailers and restaurants and consumers who should always follow safe food handling guidelines.


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True? Or Not? "Meat from grass-fed cattle is safer than meat from cattle that are fed corn."

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Whether cattle are raised in pastures or fed corn in feedlots, studies show a similar prevalence of E. coli bacteria.

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Whether cattle are raised in pastures or fed corn in feedlots, studies show a similar prevalence of E. coli bacteria.

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Whether cattle are raised in pastures or fed corn in feedlots, studies show a similar prevalence of E. coli bacteria.

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