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2012-01-11 11:52:34

A short burst of low voltage alternating current can effectively eradicate E. coli bacteria growing on the surface of even heavily contaminated beef, according to a study published in the International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition and Public Health. The technique offers an inexpensive and easy to implement approach to reducing the risk of food poisoning, which can occur despite handlers complying with hygiene standards. Food poisoning is a serious public-health issue, especially with...

2010-11-23 08:07:31

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- People who develop gastroenteritis from drinking water contaminated with Escherichia coli (commonly abbreviated as E. coli) are at an increased risk for high blood pressure, kidney problems and heart disease in later life.  According to researchers, these findings underline the significance of ensuring a safe food and water supply as well as the need for regular monitoring for those affected. It is estimated that E. coli O157:H7 infections cause up to 120,000...

2010-02-11 08:00:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- S.T.O.P.-Safe Tables Our Priority is asking the USDA to give a life-saving gift this Valentine's Day by declaring disease-causing E. coli's other than O157:H7 as adulterants in beef and begin testing for them. E. coli O157:H7 was declared an adulterant in ground beef in 1994 in the aftermath of the west coast outbreak that sickened over 700 people and killed at least 4. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified 6...

2009-09-09 09:24:34

Strains of Escherichia coli bacteria that cause food poisoning have been shown to have marked differences in the numbers of genes they carry compared to laboratory strains of E. coli. Some of these genes may enable them to survive stresses such as those caused by modern food processing techniques or exploit food sources that laboratory E. coli strains cannot use. Dr Karin Heurlier and colleagues at the Universities of Nottingham and Birmingham in conjunction with Biolog Inc of California USA,...

2009-03-13 20:10:23

The U. S. Department of Agriculture has approved a new vaccine to reduce the prevalence of E. coli O157 in beef cattle. The agency issued a conditional license to Epitopix, LLC, of Willmar, Minn., for the vaccine, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Friday. USDA said E. coli O157:H7 often enters the food supply when muscle tissue becomes contaminated with E. coli from the intestinal tract of cattle during the slaughtering process. Researchers at Kansas State University said the...

2008-10-27 09:00:41

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GeneThera, Inc. (Pink Sheets: GTHR), announced today that it has signed an agreement with STC.UNM (STC), the technology-transfer arm of the University of New Mexico (UNM), giving GeneThera an option to a license to worldwide development and distribution rights to a vaccine developed at UNM's Health Sciences Center that is designed to significantly inhibit the carriage and shedding of the E. coli bacteria in cattle. The technology...

2008-10-06 15:00:40

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says it's investigating a link between a U.S. E. coli outbreak and two possible cases in Southern Ontario. Michigan and Illinois officials have issued warnings concerning bagged chopped shredded iceberg lettuce distributed by Aunt Mid's Produce Co. in Detroit. The lettuce might be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. CFIA officials said they're working with the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, local public...


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