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VTEC/E. coli O157 Action Plan for Scotland, 2013-2017

DescriptionAn Action Plan setting out recommendations to tackle the transmission of VTEC/E. coli O157 infection.
ISBN978-1-78256-978-7
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateNovember 12, 2013

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ISBN 978 1 78256 978 7 (web only publication)
DPPAS 14684

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Errata

An errata was published on 28th November 2013. The acronym SRUC Scottish Rural University College (formerly Scottish Agricultural College) is now SRC Scottish Rural College (formerly Scottish Agricultural College)

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CONTENTS

I. FOREWORD

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

III. INTRODUCTION

IV. BACKGROUND

V. LOGICAL FRAMEWORK OF THE PLAN

VI. SUMMARY TABLE OF RECOMMENDATIONS

VII. STEP-SPECIFIC CONTROL MEASURES, MONITORING AND EVALUATION

1. Controlling the excretion of contaminated faeces from colonised animals
2. Controlling animal colonisation from contaminated animal faeces via food, water, the environment or directly
3. Controlling contamination of the environment from contaminated animal faeces
4. Controlling contamination of untreated water from contaminated animal faeces or the environment
5. Controlling the contamination of treated water from contaminated animal faeces, untreated water or the environment
6. Controlling the contamination of untreated food from contaminated animal faeces or the environment
7. Controlling the contamination of treated food from contaminated animal faeces, untreated food, or the environment
8. Controlling the infection of humans from contaminated treated drinking water or untreated water
9. Controlling the infection of humans from the environment or from contaminated animal faeces
10. Controlling the infection of humans from contaminated untreated or treated food
11. Controlling the excretion of contaminated human faeces
12. Controlling the infection of humans from contaminated human faeces via food, water, the environment or directly

VIII. PROPOSALS FOR RISK COMMUNICATION AND HEALTH EDUCATION

IX. PROPOSALS FOR RESEARCH AND SURVEILLANCE

X. APPENDICES

i) Membership of the VTEC/E. coli O157 Action Group
ii) Remit and Terms of Reference of the VTEC/E. coli O157 Action Group
iii) Abbreviations and Acronyms
iv) Glossary 80

XI. BIBLIOGRAPHY

XII. ONLINE APPENDICES:

i) Additional References
ii) Clean farm to abattoir environments - Control, monitoring and compliance options
iii) Current communication documents matrix