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Foodborne Pathog Dis 2013 Aug;10(8):665-77

Current Trends in Detecting Non-O157 Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli in Food.

Wang F, Yang Q, Kase JA, Meng J, Clotilde LM, Lin A, Ge B


Non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (non-O157 STEC) strains are increasingly recognized as important foodborne pathogens worldwide. Together with E. coli O157:H7, six additional STEC serogroups (O26, O45, O103, O111, O121, and O145) are now regulated as adulterants in certain raw beef products in the United States. However, effective detection and isolation of non-O157 STEC strains from food matrices remain challenging. In the past decade, great attention has been paid to developing rapid and reliable detection methods for STEC in general (targeting common virulence factors) and specific STEC serogroups in particular (targeting serogroup-specific traits). This review summarizes current trends in detecting non-O157 STEC in food, including culture, immunological, and molecular methods, as well as several novel technologies.

Category: Journal Article, Review
PubMed ID: #23755895 DOI: 10.1089/fpd.2012.1448
Includes FDA Authors from Scientific Area(s): Food Regulatory Affairs Animal and Veterinary
Entry Created: 2013-08-26 Entry Last Modified: 2014-01-05