WHO working group meeting on "Shiga-like toxin" producing E. coli with emphasis on zoonotic aspects. WHO/CDS/VPH/94.136, WHO, Veterinary Public Health Unit. 1.7.1994, Bergamo, Italy
Report of the WHO Consultation on selected emerging food borne diseases. WHO/CDS/VPH/95.142, Berlin, Germany 20-24 March 1995 http://www.who.int/zoonoses/resources/foodborne/en/index.html
Report of a WHO Consultation on the prevention and control of enteroaemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) Infektions. WHO/FSF/FOS/97.6, Geneva, Switzerland, 28.4.-1.5.97 www.who.int//fsf/ehec.pdf
Scientific Working group meeting on zoonotic non-O157 Shiga-like
toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC). Berlin, Germany 23-26 June 1998. http://whqlibdoc.who.int/hq/1998/WHO_CSR_APH_98.8.pdf
Verocytotoxigenic E. coli in Europe. A European Commission concerted action project. National Food Centre, Dublin, Ireland, May 6- May 8 (1998). http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy035/2001135366.html
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host response and epidemiology of
Attaching and Effacing Escherichia coli (AEEC) Project :
pathogenic E. coli Network PEN http://www.pen-project.eu/asp/default.asp
The Pathogenic Escherichia coli Network
(PEN) is a co-ordination action project (co-ordinator: Teagasc
– Ashtown Food Research Centre) that consists of a durable
multidisciplinary network of 35 international research groups working
on pathogenic E. coli,
with the ultimate aim of reducing the burden of related illness.
Experts from these partner institutions along with other international
experts will come together at five international conferences, each one
devoted to a different aspect of pathogenic E. coli.
Overall this co-ordination action will provide a forum for different disciplines (which traditionally work separately) and experts from different geographical locations around Europe and the world to exchange information, and technologies to achieve a decreased incidence of pathogenic E. coli on farms, reduce contamination rates at the processing and retail stages and result in decreasing incidence of human infection. The information gathered and conclusions of the work-packages should also inform future food safety legislation in the European Union including the legal requirements for pre-requisite controls, HACCP and microbiological criteria for meat carcasses and meat products.
Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food. Report on Verocytotoxin-Producing Escherichia coli, HMSO, London, UK, 1995
Agence Francaise de Securite Sanitaire des Aliments (AFFSA). Bilan des connaissances relatives aux Escherichia coli producteurs de Shiga-toxines (STEC). Maison-Alfort, Frankreich, 2003 www.afssa.fr/ftp/afssa/basedoc/STEC25avril.pdf