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RASFF Alerts – STEC E.coli – Frozen Beef – Raw Milk Cheese

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RASFF-shigatoxin-producing Escherichia coli (presence /25g) in frozen beef (Bos taurus) from Brazil in Spain

RASFF-shigatoxin-producing Escherichia coli (presence /25g) and high count of Escherichia coli (19000 CFU/g) in raw milk cheese from Belgium

 

 

Research – Prevalence of Salmonella, Campylobacter, and Shiga Toxin–Producing Escherichia coli on the Surfaces of Raw Poultry Packages

Journal of Food Protection

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Contamination on the exterior surfaces of raw poultry packages can be transmitted to hands and food contact surfaces during shopping and handling. This study compared the level of microbial contamination and prevalence of foodborne pathogens on the surfaces of raw poultry packages as related to the types of products, types of packaging, and packaging conditions. Packages of whole chicken, cut-up chicken (breast and leg quarter), and ground turkey were purchased from retail stores. Aerobic plate counts (APCs) were significantly different (P < 0.05) among types of products and packaging materials, with ground turkey packages and the heat-sealed, high-walled containers being the lowest. APCs were significantly lower (P < 0.05) when the packages were intact and tight compared with intact and loose. Of the 105 packages, there were 10 (9.5%) with the presence of either Shiga toxin–producing Escherichia coli (STEC) or Campylobacter; of those packages, 6 (5.7%) were positive for STEC, 7 (6.7%) were positive for Campylobacter, and 3 (2.9%) were positive for both pathogens on the surfaces. Salmonella was not detected on the surfaces of all tested packages. Surfaces of whole chicken packages were significantly (P < 0.001) more likely to have detectable levels of Campylobacter and STEC than those of cut-up chicken packages. Packages that were positive for Campylobacter and/or STEC had significantly (P < 0.005) higher APCs than negative packages. The results suggested that STEC is another significant pathogen present on the surfaces of poultry packages in addition to Campylobacter. The presence of STEC on the external packaging of raw poultry raises a concern because consumers may not expect such pathogens on the surfaces of poultry packages.

RASFF Alerts- STEC E.coli – Raw Milk Goats Cheese – Boneless Beef – Roe Deer Meat – VP Beef

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RASFF-shigatoxin-producing Escherichia coli (O103:H2 stx1+, eae+) in raw milk goat’s cheese from France in France

RASFF-shigatoxin-producing Escherichia coli in frozen boneless beef from Brazil in Italy

RASFF-shigatoxin-producing Escherichia coli (stx1+ /25g) in frozen roe deer meat from the United Kingdom in Italy

RASFF-shigatoxin-producing Escherichia coli (stx2+ /25g) in chilled vacuum packed beef from Argentina in the Netherlands

RASFF Alerts – STEC E.coli – Beef

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RASFF-shigatoxin-producing Escherichia coli (Ont:H21 stx2+ /25g) in chilled boneless beef meat from Argentina in Germany

RASFF-shigatoxin-producing Escherichia coli (present /25g) in chilled bovine meat from Belgium in Belgium

UK – Scotland – STEC in Scotland, 2017: enhanced surveillance and reference laboratory data

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Health Protection Scotland (HPS) today (21 August 2018) published the surveillance report ‘Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) in Scotland 2017: enhanced surveillance and reference laboratory data’.

This report is available at: https://www.hps.scot.nhs.uk/pubs/detail.aspx?id=3559.

RASFF Alerts – STEC E.coli – Beef

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RASFF -shigatoxin-producing Escherichia coli (presence /25g) in frozen beef from Brazil in Italy

RASFF -shigatoxin-producing Escherichia coli (stx1-,stx2+ /25g) in frozen boneless beef from Brazil in Italy

RASFF-shigatoxin-producing Escherichia coli (stx1+, stx2+, eae- /25g) in chilled boneless beef from Uruguay in the Netherlands

RASFF Alert – STEC E.coli – Chilled Beef

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RASFF-shigatoxin-producing Escherichia coli (stx1+ stx2+ eae+ /25g) in chilled beef from Uruguay in the Netherlands