The Health Protection Team (HPT) in the Department of Public Health, HSE North East would like to advise the public to take extra care when in contact with farm animals following an increase in the numbers of cryptosporidiosis and VTEC (E. coli)infec
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
Germany and the United Kingdom accounted for almost half of "STEC/VTEC" (i.e. "E. Coli") infection-cases in 2016, according to European statistics. The two countries also reported the most number of cases in 2015.
A total of 6,619 confirmed cases of
Little information is available to the public in the U.S. or Canada more than six weeks into a deadly E. coli O157:H7 outbreak linked to romaine lettuce.
At least a dozen people have been sickened by E. coli O157 with a link to Sainsbury’s burgers.
Eggs, long condemned for making raw cookie dough a forbidden pleasure, can stop taking all the blame. There’s another reason to resist the sweet uncooked temptation: flour.
The Norwegian Food Safety Authority has detected Shiga toxin producing E. coli (STEC) in four unpasteurized milk products.
The outbreak of E. coli O121 in flour was the first time non-O157 Shiga toxin–producing E. coli (STEC) infections had been identified nationally in Canada.
An online survey¹ conducted by safefood found that 51% of Irish adults have reported that they eat undercooked burgers when in restaurants. While respondents listed a range of factors as to why they eat undercooked burgers, ranging from taste and con
An E. coli O157 outbreak, dating back to December and believed to be linked to minced — or ground — meat has taken a life in Germany.
The outbreak has sickened about 30 people since it began. The cause is Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157 with the on
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Emerging Infectious Diseases report for June 2017, unpasteurized milk products cause 840 times more illness and 45 times more hospitalizations than pasteurized milk products.
Update: March 21, 2017
The FDA, CDC, and state public health officials continue to investigate an ongoing multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7. The collaborative investigation revealed the E. coli infections are linked to I.M.
There is an ongoing controversy in the medical community about the safety of platelet transfusions in patients who have platelet consumptive disorders like hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), but an analysis of patients with E. coli O104:H4 infections w
An outbreak of E. coli O157 linked to flour serves as a reminder of how raw and undercooked versions might pose a risk to health, according to a study.
A dozen cases of E. coli O121 have been confirmed in three Canadian provinces, according to matching genetic fingerprint data, but the source of the outbreak has not yet been identified.
Public Health England (PHE) has been investigating a national outbreak of a rare strain of E. coli O157 that was identified by PHE’s whole genome sequencing (WGS) technology. There have been 161 cases of this strain of E. coli identified (England 154
EFSA’s scientific experts say that it is currently not possible to identify which VTEC bacteria strains have the potential to cause human diseases. In order to help risk managers to identify human health risks, EFSA has proposed a scheme to categoris
USDA has already denied industry requests to postpone implementing new policies around testing for six non-O157:H7 Verotoxin-producing E. coli (VTECs), but industry groups as well as trading partners continue to request an extension, according to the
Researchers think they now know why a particularly virulent form of E. coli that swept through northern Germany last May was so hard to trace: The germs responsible eluded detection by going into a self-induced deep sleep.
Two new studies show that w
The Food Standards Agency has today published the second edition of the Q&A on its guidance document 'E.coli O157: control of cross-contamination'.
This new version of the Q&A addresses a number of issues that have arisen since the original document
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