Listeria outbreak: Hancock orders review of hospital food after deaths
Forty-eight million Americans are affected by foodborne illnesses each year with over 3,000 deaths attributed to these illnesses indicating the need for accurate and timely communication of outbreaks and recalls.
This study aimed at investigating the influence of two key parameters (concentration of curcumin and illumination time) on the effects of curcumin-based photodynamic sterilization on the preservation of fresh-cut Hami melons. The results indicated that illumination with 50 μmol/L curcumin for 60 min using a blue LED lamp reduced the total aerobic microorganism count by ~1.8 log CFU/g in fresh-cut Hami melons. Besides this, the effects of photodynamic sterilization on the soluble solids content, color, water content, firmness, and sensory indices of the fresh-cut Hami melons were also evaluated. Compared to the contr...
Publication date: Available online 25 June 2019Source: Food ControlAuthor(s): Zijin Zhou, Sophie Zuber, Matteo Campagnoli, Thierry Putallaz, Frank Devlieghere, Mieke UyttendaeleAbstractThe microbial safety of black peppercorns (Piper nigrum L.) has raised concerns due to increasing numbers of reported foodborne outbreaks and food safety alerts. To avoid quality degradation caused by excessive thermal processing, mild steaming treatments (
Ian Hitchcock died after eating a contaminated sandwich at the Royal Hospital Derby, it is claimed.
SEVEN NHS Trusts have reported diagnoses of listeria linked to pre-packed sandwiches and salads, but how dangerous is the disease and what are the symptoms?
LISTERIA is a food-borne infection that has been issued with a health warning, with new cases in Spain and the UK. This comes after an increase in hospitalisations for the disease in Spain and now eight NHS hospitals have reported the outbreak too.
Abstract Fresh vegetables are important components of an everyday balanced diet making ready to-eat-salads (RTE) a commodity widely consumed. However, in the past few years these products have been linked with outbreaks of salmonellosis and listeriosis; thus the continuous investigation of their safety is an essential requirement. A total of 216 samples of ready-to-eat salads from the Cypriot market were analysed to determine the microbiological quality and safety, along with physicochemical attributes of the salads and identify possible correlations between them. The samples were randomly collected from four reta...
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LISTERIA has caused growing public health concerns in the UK, as a second outbreak of the sometimes deadly disease has emerged. What causes listeria in food, and what are the symptoms of listeria?