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E. coli infections are on the rise in the United States, resulting in thousands of people getting seriously ill or dying each year. This book examines the causes of these deadly outbreaks and the methods in place to prevent the spread of the bacteria in our food supply. Readers will learn about the effects of E. coli, how it makes people sick, how it spreads, and how they can reduce the chance of being exposed to it. Significant E. coli outbreaks in the United States are examined, as well as the failures in food processing, handling, and storage that allowed the bacteria to spread. Comprehensive and engaging, this book will raise reader awareness about the dangers of E. coli and its prevalence in the United States.