Researchers have found a wide distribution and high diversity of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) in German flour. Recent outbreaks associated with contaminated flour and undercooked dough have been reported in the United States and Canada.
A survey on ground beef in Scotland has found low levels of Campylobacter, Salmonella and Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC).
The work, funded by Food Standards Scotland, was done in 2019 with 1,009 samples of fresh ground beef, also known as mince
STEC-associated hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is rarer in adults than children but causes more severe disease and death in older people, according to a study.
Researchers looked at HUS caused by Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) in 96 adults in
The number of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) infections in Europe declined in 2019 slightly compared to 2018 but is higher than previous years, according to a new report.
For 2019, 8,313 confirmed cases of STEC infection were reported but no mu
On February 20, 2019, PulseNet, the molecular subtyping network for foodborne disease surveillance, identified six Shiga toxin–producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O26:H11 infections with the same pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) pattern combinat
An E. coli O157 outbreak in the United Kingdom that affected 36 people has been linked to a fast food product containing imported cucumbers.
Investigations into the Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) outbreak this past year pointed to a certain fas
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
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
Flour is a natural product and a valuable foodstuff. However, Shigatoxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) were detected in multiple flour samples (wheat, spelt and rye) during routine food monitoring in Germany in 2018.
Escherichia (E.) coli are bact
Officials in Korea are investigating an E. coli outbreak that has affected 100 people while more than 3,000 students and teachers recently got food poisoning in Japan, according to media reports.
The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (
The provisional molecular approach, proposed by EFSA in 2013, for the pathogenicity assessment of Shiga toxin- producing Escherochia coli has been reviewed.
More than 1,500 confirmed Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) infections were reported in England and Wales in 2018 and five people died, according to Public Health England data.
A total of 1,553 confirmed cases included 607 laboratory-confirmed cas
The number of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli infections in Europe jumped last year while the increasing trend of Listeria cases continued, according to an annual report on zoonoses.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and European Centre for Dis
Public Health England is investigating a number of E. coli O157 infections linked to the Isle of Wight.
Public Health England (PHE) is working with environmental health officers from the Isle of Wight Council to find the source of the outbreak.
Beef products are one of the main sources of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli infections around the world, according to a report published by the FAO and WHO. Fresh produce was also a significant source.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the Unit
Shiga toxin producing E. coli has been detected in 30 percent of lamb samples and 11.5 percent of beef samples tested, according to the Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority (MAST).
It is the first time such screening in sheep and cattle meat has b
Researchers in Finland have detailed an E. coli outbreak in 2016 with more than 230 cases linked to rocket salad, known as arugula salad by U.S. consumers.
In August 2016, an outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) and enteropathogenic E. co
A novel cocktail of six lytic bacteriophages is proving effective enough against Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) in broth, milk and meat in the laboratory to spur commercial interest.
Produced by a team of researchers, mostly from Argentina’s Ro
The number of "Shiga toxin-producing E. coli" (STEC) cases in Scotland decreased slightly in 2017 but remains high compared to other UK countries, according to Health Protection Scotland.
A total of 167 cases of E. coli O157 were reported to the agen
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