Health department officials in Hawaii are trying to track down the source of an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak that has sickened nine.
Four people – one adult and three kids – have been hospitalized. The three children also developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a kidney disease that is associated with pathogenic E. [...]
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E. coli O157:H7, one of the most common illness-causing strains of E. coli, can survive in the soil of California’s Salinas Valley for about 30 days – roughly ten days more than it does in Imperial Valley, Calif. or Yuma, Ariz. Researchers attribute the longer lifespan to lower salinity in irrigation water [...]
E. coli O157:H7 testing may soon be more risk-based, according to a notice posted in the Federal Register.
The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced it is seeking comments on a redesign of its E. coli O157:H7 verification system to make it more risk-based while also allowing the agency to [...]
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Survival of Listeria monocytogenes, Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella spp. on catfish fillets exposed to microwave heating in continuous mode – Wiley Online Library
So it turns out the big three of the bad food bugs might not like [...]
Rates of infection from Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) have fallen slightly in the past five years, according to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Friday.
In 2006, there were 590 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection caused by STEC. In 2011, the most recent available data, there were 463 infections, according to [...]
No source has been found for an E. coli outbreak that sickened more than a dozen people and claimed the life of a toddler, according to the final report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report, published July 20, lists the final number of people sickened by the outbreak [...]
Three out of 110 samples tested positive for strains of E. coli since a new testing program took effect in June.
The samples were taken during routine testing and were tested for seven strains of Shiga-toxin producing E. coli, or STECs, including E. coli O157:H7, and the non- O157 strains O26, O45, [...]
Come July 1, it will be illegal to serve raw beef liver in restaurants in Japan.
The move comes after recent tests that show E. coli O157:H7 – the strain of E. coli responsible for most infections of the pathogen – was found not only on the exterior of raw liver, but also the interior, [...]