CDC releases final update on Blue Bell listeria outbreak

Stephen FellerATLANTA, June 10 (UPI) -- The CDC issued its final report on a listeria outbreak caused by contaminated ice cream products from Blue Bell's four factories.
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Whole genome sequencing (WGS) analyses have been instrumental in traceback investigations of Listeria monocytogenes (Lm). To demonstrate how long-read sequencing analysis can capture and describe relationships among isolates from clinical, food, and environmental sources, we analyzed 366 long-read- and shotgun-sequenced isolates from 16 Lm outbreak strains associated with cantaloupe, leafy green, stone fruit, caramel apple, mung bean sprout, multiple cheese products, multiple ice cream products, and their production environments. The analyses demonstrated that outbreak strains could be distributed in different areas and zo...
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The ice cream company pleaded guilty and agreed to pay more than $19 million in fines and settlements related to the 2015 episode, federal prosecutors said Friday.
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MJ Abstract The Gram-positive pathogen Listeria monocytogenes can be subdivided into at least 12 different serovars, based on differential expression of a set of somatic and flagellar antigens. Of note, strains belonging to serovars 1/2a, 1/2b and 4b cause the vast majority of foodborne listeriosis cases and outbreaks. The standard protocol for serovar determination involves an agglutination method using a set of sera containing cell surface-recognizing antibodies. However, this procedure is imperfect in both precision and practicality, due to discrepancies resulting from subjective interpretation. Further, the e...
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This study highlights the importance of microbiological surveillance in free-fair to minimize the exposure of consumers to this foodborne pathogen. PMID: 32348408 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Viable pathogenic bacteria are major biohazards that pose a significant threat to food safety. Despite the recent developments in detection platforms, multiplex identification of viable pathogens in food remains a major challenge. A novel strategy is developed through direct metatranscriptome RNA-seq and multiplex RT-PCR amplicon sequencing on Nanopore MinION to achieve real-time multiplex identification of viable pathogens in food. Specifically, this study reports an optimized universal Nanopore sample extraction and library preparation protocol applicable to both Gram-positive and Gram-negative pathogenic bacteria, demon...
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THURSDAY, March 12, 2020 -- Enoki mushrooms from Korea are the likely cause of a deadly Listeria outbreak in the United States that has sickened 36 people in 17 states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Illnesses started...
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Four people have died and 32 more have been sickened in a deadly listeria outbreak traced to recalled enoki mushrooms from the company Sun Hong Foods.
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36 people across 17 states have been infected and at least 30 people have been hospitalized.
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(CBS/CNN) — Four people have died and 30 have been hospitalized with listeria, likely after eating recalled enoki mushrooms from the company Sun Hong Foods, authorities said. Two of the cases are in Massachusetts and one is in Rhode Island, according to the CDC. Sun Hong Foods recalled the mushrooms Monday because they may be contaminated with listeria, according to the FDA’s website. Sun Hong Foods, Inc. Recalls Enoki Mushroom Because of Possible Health Risk https://t.co/DhdXasjZiD pic.twitter.com/fO0IbwMnEk — U.S. FDA (@FDArecalls) March 10, 2020 Four deaths have been reported in California, Hawaii an...
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