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Does anyone know roughly what percentage of beef in the United States in contaminated with feces? I'm doing a poster project for school about it but I can't seem to find a ballpark figure of this.

If anyone has a good estimate or knows of a source to find this information it would be very helpful! Thanks!
 

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If this information is difficult to find, why not go for a different spin?

http://www.findarticles.com/p/articl...er/ai_90161453

A new study shows that 84 percent of adults have no idea that the primary source of Salmonella, Campylobacter, Escherichia coli, and other foodborne pathogens on poultry and meat is animal feces. The survey of 1,000 men and women was completed during July 2001 by Opinion Research Corporation International on behalf of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). Foodborne illnesses are at epidemic levels in the United States; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that there are at least 76 million cases each year, usually from consumption of animal products.

"Our findings show the vast majority of Americans do not understand there are feces on in meat and poultry," says PCRM staff attorney Mindy Kursban. "In fact, there's a major disconnect in the public consciousness between the foodborne illnesses that sicken so many of us and their originating cause--animal excrement."
 
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