Pathogenic Escherichia Coli: Beyond E. Coli O157:H7 - A Food Safety Webinar (Food Safety Complian)
Venue: Online Event
|Event Date/Time: May 05, 2011||End Date/Time: May 05, 2011|
Recently a further strain of EHEC, E. coli O26, has been classed as an adulterant with consideration of other strains being added to the list.
Pathogenic E. coli can be categorized into 6 main groups with Enterohaemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC), such as the O157:H7 strain being the most significant. There are 73,000 cases of E. coli O157:H7 reported annually within the US each year. E. coli O157:H7 was identified as a food-borne pathogen in 1982 and since this time further EHEC strains have been implicated in food-borne illness. Previously, only E. coli O157:H7 was classed as an adulterant which essentially means that if the strain is found, the food product must be recalled then destroyed or diverted for further processing. The presence of E. coli O157:H7 in ground beef has led to some of the largest recalls in history and hence places a large financial burden on the industry.
Areas Covered in the Seminar:
Evolution of different pathogen Escherichia coli.
Mode-of-illness and virulence factors.
Sources and epidemiology.
Food-borne illness outbreaks linked to pathogenic E. coli.
The emergence of non-O157 EHEC.
Diagnostics for pathogenic E. coli.
Regulations around pathogenic E. coli.
Evolution of pathogenic E. coli including E. coli O157:H7 and other relevant EHEC strains
Mode by which different E. coli types cause illness
Sources and routes of dissemination
Diagnostic tests for pathogenic E. coli detection
Interventions to control pathogenic E. coli
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