Rare food-poisoning bacteria

The Microbiology Unit of Finnish Food Authority has methodology for the detection and identification of rare food-poisoning bacteria.

  • Detection of Yersinia enterocolitica and Y. pseudotuberculosis by culture methods and real-time PCR
  • Detection of Escherichia coli (EHEC/VTEC/STEC) serotypes O157, O145, O111, O103, O26 and O104 by culture methods and real-time PCR
  • Detection of pathogenic Vibrio species and Shigella species by culture and PCR methods
  • Detection of Streptococcus equi ssp. zooepidemicus and Cronobacter spp. (Enterobacter sakazakii) by culture methods

Contact persons

  • Saija Hallanvuo, mobile +358 40 489 3448
  • Marjaana Hakkinen, mobile +358 400 287 417