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110th American Society for Microbiology (ASM) General Meeting

May 23-27, 2010
San Diego, CA

 

As mentioned in last month’s newsletter, four abstracts relating to the USDA CSREES funded research on leafy green produce food safety in the central California coast were presented at ASM’s general meeting.  WCFS’ Michele Jay-Russell shared data on E. coli O157:H7 occurrence in wildlife (see poster).  E. coli O157:H7 was found in 10 feral pigs, 5 crows, 2 coyotes, 2 cowbirds, and 1 deer mouse from farms and ranches sampled over a two year period.   USDA ARS WRRC collaborators Robert Mandrell (Principle Investigator), Michael Cooley, and Lisa Gorski described isolations of Campylobacter, shiga-toxigenic E. coli, and Salmonella in wildlife feces from the Salinas Valley region. 

 

For further reading, click on these abstracts:

Occurrence of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in Wildlife Populations in a Major Produce Production Region in California
110th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. San Diego, California. May 23-27, 2010.
Jay, M. T., E.R. Atwill, M. Cooley, D. Carychao, E. Vivas, S. Chandler, D. Orthmeyer, X. Li, R.E. Mandrell

 

A Survey for the Prevalence of Salmonella in the California Agricultural and Wildlife Environments
110th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. San Diego, California. May 23-27, 2010.
L. Gorski, A.S. Liang, M. Jay-Russell, E.R. Atwill, S. Chandler, D. Orthmeyer, R.E. Mandrell

 

Incidence of Campylobacter species in Livestock, Wildlife and Watersheds in a Major Produce Production Region of California
110th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. San Diego, California. May 23-27, 2010.
Mandrell, R.E., M.H. Chapman, M. Jay-Russell, E.R. Atwill, E. Yee, A.H. Bates, S.C. Chandler, D.L. Orthmeyer, A. Gordus, W.G. Miller

 

Characterization of Shiga Toxin-producingEscherichia coli Isolated from Ranches and Farms in the Salinas Region of California
110th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. San Diego, California. May 23-27, 2010.
Cooley, M.B., D. Carychao, R. Patel, S. Chandler, D. Orthmeyer, M.T. Jay, E.R. Atwill, R.E. Mandrell

 

UC Davis Newservice release

 


Excerpted from "WIFSS @ Work," the newsletter of the Western Institute for Food Safety and Security, June 2010