There is variability in the methods used by clinical laboratories in New Zealand to isolate and
identify the pathogens (Campylobacter spp., Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella spp.,
Yersinia enterocolitica or Y. pseudotuberculosis, and verocytotoxigenic E. coli
(VTEC)/shigatoxin-producing E. coli (STEC)) being investigated in this study, but the
methods do not appear to have changed significantly over the last five years.
Risk profile: Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli in raw milk
This document updates the 2007 Risk Profile considering STEC in raw milk. The purpose of this update is to critically review new information to answer the following risk management question: Has the public health risk from STEC in raw milk consumed in New Zealand changed since the 2007 Risk Profile?
Food Safety, Food safety and suitability research, Foodborne viruses
Enteric viruses other than hepatitis A virus and Norwalklike viruses have occasionally been implicated in foodborne disease. These include: Rotaviruses, astroviruses, hepatitis E virus, picornaviruses, adenoviruses and parvoviruses.
An outbreak of hepatitis A associated with consumption of raw blueberries
The aim of this report is to describe the epidemiology, investigation and control of a hepatitis A (HAV) outbreak in New Zealand. Descriptive and analytical epidemiology, virology, product traceback and an orchard investigation were carried out