Foodborne illness research
Information on research programmes that aim to provide robust information on the presence, growth, survival, control and elimination of microorganisms throughout the food chain. Includes the extent, distribution, causes and costs of foodborne illness that may arise from meat, eggs and poultry, shellfish or organic wastes.
- Research programme to improve our understanding of the factors which lead to E.coli O157 shedding by cattle..
- The extent and significance of internalisation of pathogens in salad plants
- Survivability of Verocytotoxin-producing E.coli (VTEC) on soiled vegetables from harvest to retail
- Whole genome molecular epidemiology of E.coli O157 isolates from humans, food and the environment
- Feasibility of introducing methods, in the UK, for reducing shedding of E. coli O157 in cattle
- Evaluating FSA guidance on cross contamination
- Development and validation of methods for the detection and identification of sorbitol-fermenting E.coli O157:H-