Contamination sources of EHEC bacteria

The aim of the project is to produce information for the management of the risks caused by EHEC in Finnish food production. With the help of the information produced it will be possible to plan and target EHEC risk management cost efficiently, without compromising the safety of food production.

The aims of the project

  • qualitative risk assessment of EHEC in Finnish food production
  • assessment of the efficiency of current risk management methods
  • survey of the risk management methods in use and the cost of these methods
  • development of the risk assessment methods

Research Group

Senior Researcher Pirkko Tuominen
Researcher Niina Tammiranta
Researcher Leena Sahlström
Researcher Anna Leimi
Researcher Jonna Perkiömäki

Timetable

2009 -  2010

Project funding

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, MAKERA

Additional information on the project

Pirkko Tuominen, pirkko.tuominen@foodauthority.fi

Publications

Leimi A, Perkiömäki J & Tuominen P
Escherichia coli O157 in the Finnish vegetable produc-tion chain, FoodMicro 2012, 3.-7.9.2012 Istanbul, Turkey.