coliform bacteria

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Group of gram-negative bacteria (most common being the escherichia coli or E. coli which can grow at elevated temperatures) found in the intestinal tract (therefore in the feces) of humans and other animals. These rod-shaped microorganisms aid in digestion and are largely harmless. If ingested through contaminated food or water, however, they may cause bacterial or viral gastroenteritis, Hepatitis A, typhoid fever, and associated problems.

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The coliform bacteria did not yield a positive result by the lab scientist so we had to find another sample.
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You should always make sure that there is no coliform bacteria on any products that you put out that could hurt people.
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You need to make sure that you know how to properly dispose of any coliform bacteria that may build up in your factory.
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