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Sources of Food-Borne Pathogens on the Farm


Produce can become contaminated with pathogens through irrigation water. Dr. Karen Killinger tracks pathogens such as E. coli 0157:H7 and Salmonella throughout the farm-to-table continuum.2 min 45 sec

Website: WSU Extension Food Safety

Presented and filmed August 3, 2009, at the WSU-Puyallup Farm Walk (co-sponsored by Tilth Producers of Washington)
Writers and Presenters: Karen Killinger, Andy Bary, Craig Cogger; Director: Doug Collins; Videographer: Bee Cha; Video Editor: Yer Vue; Producers: Doug Collins and Marcy Ostrom, WSU Small Farms Program.

Thank you to the Tallboys and Squirrel Butter for the music.
Photos by Stephen Ausmus and Peggy Grebb, USDA ARS Information Staff.
Video production supported in part by the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA Grant #2009-49400-05978


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