Spain's exports of fruit and vegetables have ground to a halt, causing major financial losses for farmers, due to Germany's now-retracted accusation that Spanish cucumbers were the source of the E. coli outbreak that killed more than a dozen people. Full story
In our antibacterial-obsessed culture, are we really winning the fight against germs? The quick answer is no. Germs are unavoidable. So what's left lurking and where? Are these germs as harmful as we think? Microbiologist Joe Rubino helps TODAY’s Lester Holt sort out the facts and the myths abou
Romaine head lettuce has been recalled in 23 states due to the presence of E coli. NBC's Erika Edwards reports.
Oct. 5: Stephanie Smith's reaction to a strain of E. coli was extreme, but neither the system meant to make meat safe, no the meat itself, is what consumers have been led to believe.
June 22: Nestle is recalling all packages of refrigerated Toll House cookie dough after an E. coli lab test returned positive. NBC's Peter Alexander reports.
Chief of the laboratory in research into the Escherichia Coli bacterium at the Brno research institute Pavel Alexa, left, and his assistant Gabriela Glocknerova, right, take samples from a cucumber for a molecular biological test in Brno, Czech Republic, Wednesday, June 1, 2011. The ongoing outbrea
Genetically engineered e. coli bacteria traced this outline of filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock.
MIT researchers trapped fifteen E. coli cells in place on a silicon chip to form the letters 'MIT' using a 'tractor beam' of light.
Recent high-profile cases involving bacterially contaminated baby spinach and Serrano peppers have spurred calls for better consumer warnings. The edible silk films fashioned by Tufts University scientists suggest a future in which similar membranes could be embedded with biological sensors and inc