Jeni's finds new listeria outbreak, halts production again

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams has halted production again due to a new outbreak of the listeria bacteria. The company said it is closing its retail shops because it doesn't have enough product to stock them.
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This study indicates that L. monocytogenes was present in 10% of frozen vegetables and even though products are generally not ready-to-eat and are intended to be cooked prior to consumption, these have the potential to cause illness. Clear cooking and handling instructions are therefore required on these products to ensure that the health of consumers is not put at risk, and appropriate Good Manufacturing Practice measures should be followed by all fruit and vegetable freezing plants in order to reduce contamination with Listeria during processing. PMID: 32906080 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: International Journal of Food Microbiology - Category: Food Science Authors: Tags: Int J Food Microbiol Source Type: research
In this study, the disaster management response to the 2017-2018 South Africa listeriosis outbreak is analyzed. The hazard was in part the contamination of a brand of a ready-to-eat (RTE) "polony" with a strain of Listeria monocytogenes ST6. The initial phase of the 2017-2018 listeriosis outbreak was characterized by a rapid increase in the number of detected human cases. The listeriosis outbreak was officially proclaimed in December 2017, resulting in listeriosis being added to the list of notifiable diseases in SA. The delay between onset and proclamation was a result of the difficulty in identifica-tion of the...
Source: American Journal of Disaster Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Am J Disaster Med Source Type: research
err H Abstract Listeria monocytogenes is a well-known pathogen responsible for the severe foodborne disease listeriosis. The control of L. monocytogenes occurrence in seafood products and seafood processing environments is an important challenge for the seafood industry and the public health sector. However, bacteriophage biocontrol shows great potential to be used as safety control measure in seafood. This review provides an update on Listeria-specific bacteriophages, focusing on their application as a safe and natural strategy to prevent L. monocytogenes contamination and growth in seafood products and seafood p...
Source: Food and Chemical Toxicology - Category: Food Science Authors: Tags: Food Chem Toxicol Source Type: research
hez G, Bobo G, Viñas I Abstract Strawberries are often consumed fresh or only receive minimal processing, inducing a significant health risk to the consumer if contamination occurs anywhere from farm to fork. Outbreaks of foodborne illness associated with strawberries often involve a broad range of microbiological agents, from viruses (human norovirus) to bacteria (Salmonella spp. and Listeria monocytogenes). The addition of sanitizers to water washes is one of the most commonly studied strategies to remove or inactivate pathogens on berries as well as avoid cross contamination due to reuse of process wash ...
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We describe how epidemiologic investigations and complementary molecular typing of food isolates helped identify the outbreak vehicle. PMID: 32568037 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Emerg Infect Dis Source Type: research
Enoki mushrooms are linked to four deaths and 31 hospitalizations in what the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says was a multistate listeria outbreak that is now presumed to be over.
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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...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
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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.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Food Contamination and Poisoning Listeriosis Recalls and Bans of Products Shutdowns (Institutional) Kruse, Paul (1954- ) Blue Bell Creameries LP Food and Drug Administration Brenham (Tex) Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts Factories and Manuf Source Type: news
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