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E. coli O157:H7 is Murder – So Says Miami CSI

Several weeks ago I got a call from a producer of CSI to get background on an episode that they were thinking of running.  I just finished watching the episode (click on photo below).  Frankly, most of the science was inaccurate, but the point that E. coli O157:H7 is a poison and that producers whose food is tainted could be held criminally liable should worry some of my readers.  Yes, E. coli O157:H7 is murder.

  • Larry Andrew

    In the peanut butter case, it is murder…or at least manslaughter given the proof that the company owner knew the product was contaminated and ordered it shipped anyway.

  • The CSI Miami storyline is straight out of a movie, “Food, Inc.” Highly recommended, but very disturbing. The movie documents the industrialization of food production in the U.S.