Occurrence of Shiga-like toxin-producing Escherichia coli in retail fresh seafood, beef, lamb, pork, and poultry from grocery stores in Seattle, Washington

Appl Environ Microbiol. 1994 Mar;60(3):1038-40. doi: 10.1128/AEM.60.3.1038-1040.1994.

Abstract

Fresh meat, poultry, and seafood purchased from Seattle area grocery stores were investigated for the presence of Shiga-like toxin-producing Escherichia coli by using DNA probes for Shiga-like toxin (SLT) genes I and II. Of the 294 food samples tested, 17% had colonies with sequence homology to SLT I and/or SLT II genes.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Bacterial Toxins / analysis*
  • Cattle
  • Escherichia coli / chemistry
  • Escherichia coli / genetics
  • Escherichia coli / isolation & purification*
  • Food Microbiology*
  • Meat / microbiology*
  • Poultry / microbiology*
  • Seafood / microbiology*
  • Serotyping
  • Sheep
  • Shiga Toxin 1
  • Shiga Toxin 2
  • Species Specificity
  • Swine
  • Washington

Substances

  • Bacterial Toxins
  • Shiga Toxin 1
  • Shiga Toxin 2