Category Archives: E.coli

Research – Microbiome of Lettuce Might Hold Secret to Better Food Safety

Growing Produce

Eurofins Food Testing UK

Researchers at the University of Georgia Center for Food Safety are preparing to launch a study on E. coli colonization from a new angle: the microbiome of lettuce.

By studying the interactions between EcO157 and the lettuce microbiome — the entire community of microorganisms like bacteria that live on the surface of lettuce — researchers hope to better understand how the microbiome may affect the pathogen’s fate during produce processing.

Center for Food Safety Professor Xiangyu Deng, lead researcher on the project, says, “We want to really figure out the interactions between the pathogen and potential biocontrol organisms indigenous to lettuce.”

In other words, how does E. coli interact with other microorganisms on lettuce, and how can we use those interactions to control foodborne outbreaks?

The focus of the research, to start this year, will be how the microbiome interacts with EcO157. The team will use a new microscopic approach to create a biogeographic map of the microbiome.

“Clearly the microbiome interacts with EcO157, and that interaction has an implication for food safety,” Deng adds. “We want to understand the mechanism behind this interaction.”

Australia – Australia Food Recall Statistics 2021

FSANZ

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France – THAI NOODLES – E.coli

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Food
  • Product subcategory Prepared meals and snacks
  • Product brand name/
  • Model names or references THAI NOODLES SOLD AT THE CATERER STAND
  • Identification of products
    Lot
    THAI NOODLES SOLD AT THE CATERER STAND BETWEEN MAY 9 AND MAY 12
  • Packaging Packed in a catering stand
  • Marketing start/end date From 09/05/2022 to 12/05/2022
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Health mark/
  • Further information The packaging date is indicated on the label of the bag given to the customer.
  • Geographic area of ​​sale AUCHAN HYPERMARKET STRASBOURG
  • Distributors AUCHAN HYPERMARKET STRASBOURG
  • List of points of sale Product_recall_Auchan_Strasbourg.pdf

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall presence of Escherichia coli
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Escherichia coli

France – Cottage Cheese – E.coli

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Food
  • Product subcategory Milk and dairy products
  • Product brand name the farm of the sablonniere
  • Model names or references cottage cheese
  • Identification of products
    GTIN Batch Date
    3760093420020 2157 Use-by date 06/05/2022
  • Packaging500g plastic jar
  • Marketing start/end date From 05/18/2022 to 05/20/2022
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Health marken.35.129.008
  • Further information whipped cream cheese and countryside
  • Geographic area of ​​sale Regions: Brittany
  • Distributors leclerc st gregoire leclerc bain de bretagne superu montfort superu guemene penfao intermarché bain de bretagne the farmers of Nantes orvault super u janze super u la guerche super u le grand fougeray super u guipry the counter of the halles mordelles

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall b-glucuronidase positive escherichia coli
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Escherichia coli

France – Oysters- E.coli

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Food
  • Product subcategory Fishery and aquaculture products
  • Product brand name Oysters
  • Model names or references#2
  • Identification of products
    GTIN Batch
    12345678 050522H
  • Packaging retail
  • Marketing start/end date From 07/05/2022 to 10/05/2022
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored at room temperature
  • Further informationoysters n° 2 marketed only by the mas l’Aquarium in Leucate between May 07 and May 10, 2022
  • Geographic area of ​​sale Mas L’Aquarium at the Leucate Ostreiculture Center
  • Distributors The aquarium mas 31-32-33 oyster center of Leucate 11370

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall Presence of E coli
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Escherichia coli

India – Food poisoning: E.Coli, Coliforms found in samples from snacks shop

New Indian Express

KASARGOD: The presence of e-Coli and coliform bacteria was found in the food samples taken from Ideal snacks bar at Cheruvathur, said an official source. The Department of Food Safety had sent the samples for testing at the Regional Analytical Laboratory in Kozhikode after a schoolgirl, who had shawarma from the eatery, died, and another 52 persons who ate from there fell sick.

The presence of the highly contagious shigella bacteria, which causes intestinal infection, was found in the blood and stool samples of the patients tested at Kozhikode Medical College Hospital.
The laboratory is now conducting tests on the food samples to ascertain the presence of shigella and salmonella, another bacteria that affect the intestinal tracts, said the source. Only after these two tests, the report would be officially released.

RASFF Alerts – E.coli – Sheep Meat

RASFF

E. Coli in sheep meat from New Zealand in Italy

France -Laguiole 6 months, lot 21229 – STEC E.coli O26:H11

Gov france

 

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Food
  • Product subcategory Milk and dairy products
  • Product brand name Unbranded
  • Model names or references Laguiole 6 months, fresh packed
  • Identification of products
    GTIN Batch Date
    3321271197556 21229 Use-by date 04/17/2022
    3321271196351 21229 Use-by date 04/21/2022
    3321271195675 21229063 Use-by date 04/18/2022
    3321271195583 21229 Use-by date 04/17/2022
  • Packaging Portions fresh packaged 200g approx
  • Marketing start/end date From 03/03/2022 to 21/04/2022
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Health markFR12119054CE
  • Geographic area of ​​sale Whole France
  • Distributors Auchan, Casino, Leclerc Socamil, Solignac garden center (31)
  • List of points of sale Press release.pdf

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall Presence of STEC strain O26:H11
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Toxigenic Shiga Escherichia coli (STEC)

Research – Mechanisms of Inhibition of Quorum Sensing as an Alternative for the Control of E. coli and Salmonella

MDPI

Quorum sensing (QS) is a process of cell–cell communication for bacteria such as E. coli and Salmonella that cause foodborne diseases, with the production, release, and detection of autoinducer (AI) molecules that participate in the regulation of virulence genes. All of these proteins are useful in coordinating collective behavior, the expression of virulence factors, and the pathogenicity of Gram-negative bacteria. In this work, we review the natural or synthetic inhibitor molecules of QS that inactivate the autoinducer and block QS regulatory proteins in E. coli and Salmonella. Furthermore, we describe mechanisms of QS inhibitors (QSIs) that act as competitive inhibitors, being a useful tool for preventing virulence gene expression through the downregulation of AI-2 production pathways and the disruption of signal uptake. In addition, we showed that QSIs have negative regulatory activity of genes related to bacterial biofilm formation on clinical artifacts, which confirms the therapeutic potential of QSIs in the control of infectious pathogens. Finally, we discuss resistance to QSIs, the design of next-generation QSIs, and how these molecules can be leveraged to provide a new antivirulence therapy to combat diseases caused by E. coli or SalmonellaView Full-Text

USA – Alabama warms of E. coli and Rotavirus cases in children

Food Poison Journal

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is investigating four cases of E. coli O157:H7 and two cases of Rotavirus in younger children in Northeastern Alabama. ADPH regularly investigates clusters and outbreaks of communicable diseases as required by Notifiable Disease Rules in Alabama.

In 2021, ADPH investigated 113 cases of E. coli, shiga toxin-producing illness (includes O157:H7). People of any age can become infected with this germ, but very young children and the elderly are more likely to develop severe illness and kidney problems than others.