STEC - Shiga toxin producing E.coli (STEC), is a nasty toxin producing bacteria, also known as VTEC (Verotoxin producing E.coli).

It spreads easily and is life threatening in one in ten cases. This type of E.coli is a NEW illness to New Zealand. Taranaki has one of the highest rates of STEC and nearly 50% of cases end up in hospital. Children under five living on and around farms are most at risk.

STEC Poster- final.pdf

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STEC Brochure - final.pdf


Preparing red meat for mincing and serving lightly-cooked or raw 

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