German authorities have highlighted the risks of drinking unpasteurized, raw milk after tests found some of it was contaminated with Listeria, Campylobacter or Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC).
The three pathogens were detected in up to 5 percent
Levels of antimicrobial resistant (AMR) E. coli in fresh beef and pork are still low, according to a survey published by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).
The study, which was run between January and December 2019, focused on beef and pork. In total,
As we’ve learnt with the recent pandemic, understanding the current and future microbiology issues affecting the food industry plays an important part in helping you prepare for them.
Each year we run a conference featuring experts from across the in
Levels of AMR E. coli contamination in retail beef and pork are holding steady, with less than 1% of samples having E. coli with the types of AMR being monitored. This is similar to findings from previous beef and pork surveys in 2015 and 2017.
Campden BRI’s Microbiological Criteria Database (MERCADO) enables users to quickly and conveniently search for relevant information about microbiological criteria for a variety of foods and ingredients.
This database has been written to be used along
Later infections in a deadly Listeria outbreak traced to sandwiches served in hospitals in England could have been prevented, according to an investigation into the incident.
The first outbreak patient in April 2019 was not confirmed for almost two m
A 2008 Canadian outbreak of listeriosis with 22 deaths for a mortality rate of 38.5 percent out of the 57 infections may finally be over for Toronto’s Maple Leaf Foods.
Twelve years after the deadly listeriosis outbreak, Canada’s Supreme Court has di
Outbreaks of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) are uncommon. In May 2019, national surveillance in Peru detected an increase in GBS cases in excess of the expected incidence of 1.2 cases/100,000 population. Several clinical and epidemiologic fin
Intestinal colonization by ESBL Escherichia coli and its association with community-acquired MDR infections is of great concern. This review determined the worldwide prevalence of human faecal ESBL E. coli carriage and its trend in the community over
Researchers have described the first national outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli in the United Kingdom associated with burgers that affected 12 people in 2017.
It was also the first known outbreak in the UK linked to frozen burgers. Four small
Grass-based milk production is a major contributor to Irish agricultural output. The study characterized the Irish milk pool using stable isotope ratio analysis of carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and sulphur. Authentic raw milk samples were collected from 5
Researchers in the United Kingdom have examined the emergence and spread of a strain of Salmonella common in pigs.
Scientists hope that understanding how and why new strains of Salmonella emerge in livestock will help develop improved strategies to r
French authorities have renewed warnings about eating wild mushrooms after hundreds of poisoning cases in the past few months.
The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES) reported that since the start of the m
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has issued a warning about eggs that could be contaminated with Salmonella.
The British Lion eggs were sold in some Sainsbury’s, Aldi and Asda stores in England and Wales in packs of six, 10, 12, and 15.
Ecoli, STEC, VTEC, O157…confused about the terms used for different groups of Escherichia coli and their relative food safety risks?
Knowledge is power which is why in our microbiology ambassador’s October update, Roy Betts details the difference
More than 120 people are part of a multi-country Salmonella outbreak linked to Brazil nuts.
Since August 2019, the outbreak, caused by Salmonella Typhimurium and Salmonella Anatum, has affected three European Union countries, the United Kingdom and C
Almost 400 people have fallen ill with Salmonella since the start of the year in the United Kingdom after eating frozen chicken products.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Public Health England (PHE) are investigating a rise in patients with two st
Listeria was detected in almost a quarter of frozen vegetable samples in England, according to a study.
Between December 2018 and April 2019, 1,050 frozen fruit and vegetable samples were collected. Listeria monocytogenes or other Listeria species we
As transparency becomes ever more important to consumers, Nina Constantine from Eurofins Genomics discusses the new frontiers in food safety and traceability.
Traceability, food fraud and food safety have never been more interlinked; we are seeing a
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