Scientists from a university in Singapore have found strains of foodborne E. coli have different tolerances towards acidic conditions.

E. coli O157:H7 is widely recognized due to the severity of illnesses it causes. There are another six serogroups identified by the United States Food and Drug Administration as emerging pathogens commonly found in foodborne disease outbreaks. E. coli O26, O45, O103, O111, O121, and O145 are known as the “big six.”

A research team led by Professor Hongshun Yang from the Department of Food Science and Technology at the National University of Singapore (NUS) used metabolomics technologies to study the
Continue Reading Scientists study diversity of big six E. coli strains

The product was distributed to certain Brookshire Food Stores, Krogers and Walmarts in Louisiana and Texas, as well as certain Super 1 Foods Stores in Louisiana and Market Latina and Super 1 Foods Stores in Texas. PFP Enterprises in Fort Worth, TX, is recalling approximately 15,865 pounds of beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O103, E. coli O111, E. coli O121, E. coli O145, E. coli O26 and E. coli O45. The following products are being recalled:

  • 10.5-lb. boxes of Beef Outside Skirt Steak, with a pack date of “12/13/13”
  • 20-lb. boxes of Studio Movie Grill Beef


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