Category Archives: E.coli

Research – UMD Plasma Research Shows 99% E.coli Kill on Fresh Produce in One Minute

Quality Assurance Mag

What if you could kill 99% of the potentially harmful bacteria on the surface of your fresh produce in one minute with just the flip of a switch? Consumers could have devices similar in size and operation to a microwave oven, while restaurants and food processors could have larger devices built into their production and processing lines – no water, no waste, no antimicrobial resistance, minimal chemical residues, and completely sustainable with only a small amount of electricity and air needed. This has become plausible due to research at the University of Maryland (UMD) focused on innovative work in low-temperature plasma science.

UK – Dad almost lost use of his legs after he contracted E.coli on ‘holiday from hell’


A retired fireman is learning to walk again after falling seriously ill during a nightmare holiday. Charles Jackson, 66, almost lost the use of his legs after he contracted E.coli and campylobacter during a trip to Cyprus at the start of December last year. He started to suffer with diarrhoea and fatigue a few days into his trip with wife Julie, 65. On his return to the UK, the father-of-two saw his GP after the symptoms persisted.



RASFF Alert – STEC E.coli O26 – Chilled Beef


RASFF – shigatoxin-producing Escherichia coli (stx+ eae+ O26 /25g) in chilled beef from the Netherlands in Belgium

USA – Ground Beef E. coli O103 Outbreak Grows to 196 Sick

Food Poisoning Bulletin

The ground beef E. coli O103 outbreak has now sickened at least 196 people in 10 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Twenty-eight people have been hospitalized because they are so sick. Two people have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). No one has died. That’s an addition of 19 more ill persons since the last update on April 26, 2019.

Ground Beef E. coli O103 Outbreak Grows to 196 Sick

Australia – Gusto Fantastico Pty Ltd t/as Frolicking Goat — Frolicking Goat Teddy Washed Rind Goat Cheese 200g – E.coli

Product Safety Australia Photograph of Frolicking goat cheeses

RA No.
Date published
15 May 2019
Product description
Washed rind goat cheese 200g

Batch 270319
Best Before 27 June 2019

Photograph of Frolicking goat cheeses
Identifying features
Best before date
27 June 2019
APN/EAN 0793591387406
What are the defects?
The recall is due to (E. coli) microbial contamination.

What are the hazards?
Food products contaminated with E. coli may cause illness if consumed.

France- Escherichia coli O26: HUS increases investigated in France

Outbreak News Today

Public Health France is currently investigating an increase in the number of children with hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS).

As of May 6, 2019, 16 children infected with Escherichia coli serogroup O26 are being investigated by Public Health France and the National Reference Center (CNR) E. coli  and its associated laboratory (Institut Pasteur, Paris, and Laboratoire de microbiology of Robert Debré Hospital, Paris). Fifteen children had HUS and one child had uncomplicated diarrhea.

RASFF Alert – STEC E.coli – Soft Cheese


RASFF – shigatoxin-producing Escherichia coli (vtx1, eae+) in soft cheese (Chaource) from France in Belgium