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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 06:00:00

- study conducted with 21 pens of cattle in commercial feedlots - BELLEVILLE, ON, March 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Bioniche Life Sciences Inc. (TSX: BNC), a research-based, technology-driven Canadian biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the results of a large-scale commercial beef feedlot study with the Company's E. coli O157 vaccine - Econiche(TM) - have been published in this month's issue of Foodborne Pathogens and Disease (Vol. 6, Number 2, 2009), a peer-reviewed scientific...

2009-01-28 14:37:53

A research work carried out at the department of Microbiology of the University of Granada has carried out an analysis of the DNA extracted from different varieties of craft goat's cheese, determining that most of them belong to the group of lactic bacteria, which could have important technological and functional properties, and be even beneficial for health. The doctoral thesis by Antonio M. Martín Platero has been supervised by Professors Manuel Martínez...

2009-01-27 09:51:44

A new study finds swimming, having a private well or septic system, and other factors not involving food consumption were major risk factors for bacterial intestinal infections not occurring in outbreaks.Outbreaks linked to food, such as the current Salmonella outbreak involving peanut butter that has sickened more than 500 people in 43 states, account for only about 10 percent of intestinal infections, which are medically termed as enteric infections. The new study, in the February 15 issue...

2008-10-17 18:00:23

BELLEVILLE, ON, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bioniche Life Sciences Inc. (TSX: BNC), a research-based, technology-driven Canadian biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the results of a large-scale commercial beef feedlot study with the Company's E. coli O157 vaccine have been published in Foodborne Pathogens and Disease (Vol. 5, Number 5, 2008), a peer-reviewed scientific journal. The article is entitled, "A Two-Dose Regimen of a Vaccine Against Escherichia coli O157:H7 Type...

2008-09-24 12:00:24

To: BUSINESS EDITORS Contact: Blake Batley of Chemstar Corporation, +1-770-732-0700, bbatley@chemstarcorp.com ATLANTA, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent media coverage of food recalls and outbreaks has consumers concerned about food safety. As a result of the increased scrutiny, many food processors, food retailers, and food service companies are reviewing and revising their cleaning and sanitizing protocols in order to reduce the risk of food contamination. The concern is warranted:...

2008-09-21 03:00:12

By Unal, Robert R Probiotics and their associated health benefits, have been internationally known and consumed for decades. However, it is only in recent times Americans have begun to embrace the bacteria culture. In only a matter of a couple years, the number of commercially available products, probiotic and prebiotic, has grown exponentially. The first probiotic product was based on Eastern philosophy and a proactive approach to health. In the 1930s, a medical microbiologist in Japan...

2008-07-24 03:00:21

By Wood, Marcia If pathogens like E. coli O157:H7 or Salmonella had a motto for survival, it might be: "Find! Bind! Multiply!" That pretty much sums up what these food-poisoning bacteria do in nature, moving through our environment to find a host they can bind to and use as a staging area for multiplying and spreading. But ARS food-safety scientists in California are determined to find out how to stop these and other foodborne pathogenic bacteria in their tracks, before the microbes can...

2005-08-04 17:11:59

Washington, DC "“ August 4, 2005 "“ Despite the ever-present threats to the food supply posed by disease, spoilage and the specter of agroterrorism, commitment to and research in food and agricultural microbiology is on the decline, according to a report by the American Academy of Microbiology entitled Research Opportunities in Food and Agriculture Microbiology. "The constant spread and evolution of agricultural pathogens provides a continually renewed source of challenges to...


Latest Food microbiology Reference Libraries

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2011-04-28 15:17:59

Vibrio parahaemolyticus is a curved, rod-shaped, Gram-negative bacterium found in brackish saltwater, which, when ingested, causes gastrointestinal illness in humans. V. parahaemolyticus is oxidase positive, facultatively aerobic, and does not form spores. This species is motile, with a single, polar flagellum. Ingestion of raw or undercooked seafood is the most common cause of the acute gastroenteritis caused by V. parahaemolyticus. Infection can also occur from fecal-oral route as well...

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2011-04-14 15:02:33

Bacillus cereus is an endemic, soil-dwelling, Gram-positive, rod-shaped, beta hemolytic bacterium. Some are harmful to humans while other strains are beneficial as probiotics for animals. They are aerobes and can produce protective endospores. B. cereus competes with other microorganisms such as Salmonella and Campylobacter in the gut. In food animals harmless strains of B. cereus are used as a probiotic feed additive to reduce Salmonella in the intestines and cecum. This helps improve...

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