TABLE 1.

Isolation of E. faecium and E. faecalis isolates from produce samples

Commodity (n = 304)No. (%) of samplesNo. (%) of Enterococcus isolates
Total nWith Enterococcus spp.TotalE. faecium (n = 97)E. faecalis (n = 38)Other species
Celery201 (5)11 (100)00
Cilantro254 (16)52 (40)03
Mustard greens7039 (56)5629 (52)7 (13)20
Spinach122 (17)2002
Collards124 (33)42 (50)02
Parsley4824 (50)3119 (61)2 (6)10
Dill129 (75)119 (82)02
Cabbage1512 (80)1811 (61)4 (22)3
Cantaloupe9048 (53)5724 (42)25 (44)8