Escherichia Coli

14 of 16 people purchased or ate rotisserie chicken salad from Costco

E. coli O157 sickens 19 with link to Costco

By Joseph James Whitworth

US agencies are investigating 19 Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 (STEC O157:H7) infections linked to rotisserie chicken salad made and sold in Costco Wholesale stores.

Metro Cash & Carry has been fined for contaminated meat products

E. coli found in Russian Metro store

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

The Russian veterinary service Rosselkhoznadzor has fined German retailer Metro Cash & Carry following the discovery of meat products contaminated with E. coli in the Adygea Republic. 

Picture: Edward Dudley. E.coli sticking to human cell lines seen by an electron microscope

E.coli interaction changes toxin production

By Joseph James Whitworth

Strains of harmless E. coli in the intestine can interact with pathogenic varieties to increase or decrease how much toxin the pathogen produces, according to research.

E.coli O157 outbreaks by transmission mode and year 2003–2012

E.coli outbreaks grow and beef is top cause

By Joseph James Whitworth

There were more E. coli O157 outbreaks during 2003–2012 than the previous 20 years, possibly due to improvements in surveillance, according to research.

SPWG previously developed the Salmonella Action Plan

USDA group identifies actions to reduce STEC

By Joseph James Whitworth

A working group of the USDA-FSIS has identified six actions involving sanitary dressing to reduce Shiga Toxin producing E-coli (STEC) contamination.

Qiagen's mericon pathogen detection assay

Qiagen Listeria assays get AOAC backing

By Joseph James Whitworth

Qiagen’s detection assays for Listeria species and Listeria monocytogenes have received AOAC Performance Tested Method (PTM) certification.

Lab Innovations increases exhibitors and global reach

FQN will be reporting from the event on 5-6 November

Lab Innovations ready to go under the microscope

By Joseph James Whitworth

An increase in exhibitors and international visitors will be on show at Lab Innovations next week, according to the show’s organisers.

UC San Diego bioengineers have completed the genome sequencing of a harmful strain of E. coli tied to outbreaks of food poisoning

E.coli strain linked to outbreaks sequenced

By Joseph James Whitworth

The first complete genome sequencing of a strain of E. coli linked to foodborne outbreaks has been produced by researchers at the University of California, San Diego.

A link between the illnesses and undercooked hamburgers is being investigated

1.8m pounds of ground beef recalled due to E.coli contamination

By Joseph James Whitworth

Wolverine Packing Company is recalling 1.8 million pounds of ground beef products potentially contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, according to the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS). 

QALYs help define which pathogen cause the most disease burden per illness case

Salmonella causes greatest health burden

By Joseph James Whitworth

Salmonella causes the greatest overall burden annually in the US according to a metric to measure health-related quality of life.

5 food safety testing trends expected for 2014

Changing face of food safety in 2014

By Joseph James Whitworth

Increasing food microbiology testing, growing use of rapid microbial methods and booming business for food contract testing labs are three trends identified by Strategic Consulting, Inc

Randy Phebus provides an update on the project

Novel tech to control STEC E.coli on beef

By Joseph James Whitworth

The potential of electrostatic spray technology to prevent shiga-toxin producing E.coli (STEC) in beef is being assessed by researchers.

One of the products recalled due to the E.coli O157 outbreak

Multistate outbreak of E.coli O157 from RTE salads

By Joseph James Whitworth

The DNA fingerprint in an outbreak of STEC E.coli O157 which has sickened 26 people has never been seen before in the national network, said the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


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