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Toxic E. Coli Fares Better Than Its Benign Counterparts
2013-06-13 16:13:48

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research from Mercyhurst University and the University at Buffalo recently suggested that current testing methods for E. coli in lakes and rivers are insufficient. According to the scientists report in the journal“¯Applied and Environmental Microbiology, E. coli that produce a particular toxin are able to fend off predators and survive longer in lake water than their more benign counterparts. “The take-home lesson...

2013-05-21 23:24:16

Research presented at the American Society for Microbiology General Meeting shows that PathoGenetix Genome Sequence Scanning (GSS) technology could be used to reliably differentiate and strain type pathogenic E. coli strains of public health and food safety significance. GSS provided strain level information comparable to PFGE, the current standard for pathogen identification in epidemiological investigation and response. WOBURN, MA (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 PathoGenetix, Inc., a...

2012-10-05 10:22:23

OTTAWA, Oct. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Why you should take note Products contaminated with E. coli O157 can pose a serious public health risk. The Public Health Agency of Canada has been working with its health and food safety partners on an investigation into illnesses in Alberta that have been linked to XL Foods Inc. Today, one new case of E. coli illness was confirmed to be linked to a specific strain of E. coli O157 observed in the XL Foods Inc. food safety...

2012-09-12 10:25:39

LANSING, Mich., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Neogen Corporation (Nasdaq: NEOG) has announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a letter of no objection for the use of Neogen's NeoSEEK((TM)) pathogen DNA detection method to detect Shiga toxin-producing strains of E. coli (STECs). The letter of no objection allows the use of the 24-hour NeoSEEK STEC system as a confirmatory method for six STEC serogroups (O26, O45, O103, O111, O121, and...