Category Archives: eae

RASFF Alert – STEC E.coli – Organic Raw Milk Goats Cheese – Soft Cheese – Raw Milk Goats Cheese

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RASFF – shigatoxin-producing Escherichia coli (Stx1-, Stx2+, eae+, O103) in organic raw milk goat’s cheese from Belgium in Belgium

RASFF – shigatoxin-producing Escherichia coli (stx1+ stx2+ eae+ /25g) in soft cheese from Italy in the Netherlands

RASFF – shigatoxin-producing Escherichia coli (stx2a+ and stx2d+ /25g) in goat cheese with raw milk from France in Switzerland

 

RASFF Alert – STEC E.coli – Organic Leak Seeds for Sprouting

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RASFF – enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (stx- eae+ /25g) in organic leek seeds for sprouting from China, via Italy in Norway

RASFF Alert – STEC E.coli – Chilled Bovine Carcass

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RASFF – shigatoxin-producing Escherichia coli (stx1+, stx2+, eae+ /25g) in chilled bovine carcass from Belgium in Belgium

RASFF Alert – STEC E.coli – Raw Milk Cheese

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RASFF – shigatoxin-producing Escherichia coli (stx2+ eae /25g) in raw milk cheese from France, packaged in Germany in Germany

Research – Survey of Intact and Nonintact Raw Pork Collected at Retail Stores in the Mid-Atlantic Region of the United States for the Seven Regulated Serogroups of Shiga Toxin–Producing Escherichia coli

Journal of Food Protection

ABSTRACT

A total of 514 raw pork samples (395 ground or nonintact and 119 intact samples) were purchased at retail stores in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey between July and December 2017. All raw pork samples were screened for serogroup O26, O45, O103, O111, O121, O145, or O157:H7 cells of Shiga toxin–producing Escherichia coli (STEC-7) using standard microbiological and molecular methods. In short, 21 (5.3%) of the 395 ground or nonintact pork samples and 3 (3.4%) of the 119 intact pork samples tested positive via the BAX system real-time PCR assay for the stx and eae virulence genes and for the somatic O antigens for at least one of the STEC-7 serogroups. However, none of these 24 presumptive-positive pork samples subsequently yielded a viable isolate of STEC displaying a STEC-7 serogroup-specific surface antigen in combination with the stx and eae genes. These data suggest that cells of STEC serogroups O26, O45, O103, O111, O121, O145, or O157:H7 are not common in retail raw pork samples in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • None of the 514 retail raw pork samples were positive for STEC-7.

  • Four of 514 raw pork samples harbored E. coli of unknown serogroup containing stx and eae.

  • STEC-7 are uncommon in retail raw pork samples in the U.S. mid-Atlantic region.

 

RASFF Alerts – STEC E.coli – Lamb Carcase – Bovine Meat

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RASFF -enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (O157 stx1+, stx2-, eae+) in lamb carcass from Belgium in Belgium

RASFF -shigatoxin-producing Escherichia coli (O103 stx1+ stx2- eae+ /25g) in frozen bovine meat from Uruguay in Finland

RASFF Alerts – STEC E.coli – Frozen Beef

Last two weeks catch up

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RASFF – shigatoxin-producing Escherichia coli (stx1+ /25g) in frozen boneless beef topside from Brazil in the Netherlands

RASFF – shigatoxin-producing Escherichia coli ( stx2+ eae-; stx2+ eae+ present /25g) in frozen beef from Uruguay in Finland