Kroger issues a new listeria-linked recall

Kroger Co. is recalling another product after a supplier alerted the company of possible listeria concerns. The Cincinnati-based grocery giant (NYSE: KR) is recalling its Broccoli Raisin Salad because a supplier said sunflower kernels included in the package may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, which could cause severe illness to individuals who consume it. No customer illnesses linked to the product have been reported to date. Kroger has removed the item from its shelves and alerted…
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The recall is for conventional and organic avocados that were grown and packed in California. No cases of illness from the avocadoes have been reported.
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A California-based avocado grower has issued a recall of avocados sent to at least six U.S. states over fears they could be contaminated by potentially fatal bacteria. Henry Avocado said Saturday it was concerned the bacteria listeria monocytogenes could be present in the avocados that it had sold in bulk to stores in Arizona, California, Florida, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Wisconsin. The company says the offending fruit can be identified by stickers reading “bravocado,” or, in the case of its organic avocados, stickers including the words “organic” and “California.” Listeria can ...
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The company said the avocadods were sold in bulk across California, Arizona, Florida, Wisconsin, North Carolina and New Hampshire
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Listeria innocua is considered a nonpathogenic Listeria species. Natural atypical hemolytic L. innocua isolates have been reported but have not been characterized in detail. Here, we report the genomic and functional characterization of representative isolates from the two known natural hemolytic L. innocua clades. Whole-genome sequencing confirmed the presence of Listeria pathogenicity islands (LIPI) characteristic of Listeria monocytogenes species. Functional assays showed that LIPI-1 and inlA genes are transcribed, and the corresponding gene products are expressed and functional. Using in vitro and in vivo assays, we sh...
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California-grown avocados sold in bulk to retail stores in six states by the Henry Avocado Corporation are being recalled due to potential contamination with the bacterium listeria monocytogenes, the company announced on Saturday.
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Henry Avocado Corporation is voluntarily recalling California-grown whole avocados sold in bulk at retail stores because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Henry Avocado is issuing this voluntary recall out of an abundance of caution due to positive test results on environmental samples taken during a routine government inspection at its California packing facility. There are no reported illnesses associated with this recall.
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This study demonstrates a novel approach for synthesizing large-sized silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) using Angelica keiskei water extract. The AgNPs exhibited maximum absorbance at 438 nm and were mostly spherical in shape, with an average particle size of 130.1 ± 2.1 nm. The bacteriostatic and bactericidal effects of AgNO3 against the food-borne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes were explored by measuring the minimum inhibitory concentration and minimum bactericidal concentration. The antibacterial activity mechanism of the AgNPs was further investigated. The results show that the AgNPs could damage the membran...
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Abstract Antibiotics abusing caused multi-drug resistant bacteria was an urgent need to develop effective alternatives to antibiotics. L-Cysteine is an amino acid commonly found in organisms, which is usually used as food additive and detoxication, while the antibacterial activity of L-Cysteine against pathogenic bacteria is rarely reported. Here, we demonstrated the broad-spectrum and selected antibacterial properties of D-/L-Cysteine, for the first time, D-Cysteine (D-Cys) and L-Cysteine (L-Cys) exhibited distinct antibacterial activity based on different bacteria (Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Lister...
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Abstract Zoonoses such as Brucella, Mycobacterium bovis, Campylobacter, Salmonella, Escherichia coli, Listeria, etc. are spread by ingestion of contaminated unpasteurised milk products (from infected cattle) and result in infectious outbreaks, hospitalisations and mortality. In Southeast Asian countries, raw goat's milk is sometimes used for dengue infection-associated thrombocytopenia; however, evidence to support this sociocultural practice is lacking. A peak incidence of brucellosis cases may occur after a dengue season in communities where this practice is prevalent. PMID: 30895885 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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To investigate the role of fatty acid-binding protein 5 (FABP5) in infectious diseases, FABP5-deficient mice were challenged withListeria monocytogenes, a facultative intracellular bacterial pathogen. Interestingly, FABP5-deficient animals were able to clear the infection within 3 days whereas control wild-type (WT) animals showed comparatively higher bacterial burdens in the liver and spleen. Sections of infected tissues showed an increase in inflammatory foci in WT mice compared to FABP5-deficient mice. FABP5-deficient mice had lower circulating inflammatory cytokines and increased inducible nitric oxide synthase product...
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