Agency research work that investigates verocytotoxin-producing E.coli, which is an important human pathogen.
The overall aim of this programme is to develop and validate standard methods for the detection and characterisation of verocytotoxin-producing E. coli (VTEC) and their toxins in foods.
Research previously funded by the FSA on E.coli can be found on the National Archive via the link on the right.
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Tuesday 26 February 2013
By evaluating the current literature and engaging with stakeholders this study examined the feasibility of introducing, in the UK, on-farm controls for reducing E. coli O157 shedding in cattle.
Tuesday 13 November 2012
This project evaluated cross-contamination guidance, published by the Agency in 2011, for industry and enforcement officers. It aimed to understand how the guidance had been received and used.
Development and validation of methods for the detection and identification of sorbitol-fermenting E.coli O157:H-
Monday 22 October 2007
This project aims to develop new methods that can be used for the detection and identification of atypical sorbitol-fermenting strains of Escherichia coli O157:H-.
Review of past and current research on verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli (VTEC) in relation to public health protection
Sunday 1 August 2004
This research project aims to review past and current research on VTEC in relation to public health protection.
Serodiagnosis of infections caused by VTEC based on salivary antibodies to E.coli lipopolysaccharide (LPS)
Saturday 30 June 2001
This research project aims to develop a non invasive test to diagnose infections caused by Verocytotoxin-producing E.coli (VTEC) using salivary antibodies.
Diagnostic application of monoclonal antibody-based sandwich ELISAs for the rapid detection of verocytotoxin-producing E. coli
Wednesday 30 August 2000
This research project aims to develop a rapid detection technique for identification of verocytotoxin-producing E. coli (VTEC), suitable for use by surveillance laboratories.