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Thanks for clicking through to us and your interest in our E.coli download.

Escherichia coli (abbreviated as E. coli) are bacteria found in the environment, foods, and intestines of people and animals. E. coli are a large and diverse group of bacteria. Although most strains of E. coli are harmless, we don’t want them in food as they are often an indicator of poor hygiene. Some types can cause illness in humans, including diarrhoea, abdominal pain, fever, and sometimes vomiting. E. coli O157:H7 is one of the strains, and produces a powerful toxin known as Shiga which can lead to kidney failure. Some other types of E. coli infection can lead to urinary tract infections, respiratory illness, pneumonia, and other illnesses like meningitis.

Our handy guide is perfect to help you understand what foods it is commonly associated with and hence why you should test for E.coli. We hope it helps.

TRAINING TIP

This is also a great training tool for your staff with all the scientifically correct information in a friendly usable format. Print it out as A3 and laminate it as a reminder to them to WASH YOUR HANDS”

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