Listeria latest: Is the Listeria outbreak over? Have all products been recalled?
LISTERIA outbreaks have been causing alarm recently as supermarkets including Tesco and Sainsbury ’s have been forced to recall products due to the threat of the deadly disease. Is the listeria outbreak over yet, and have all effected products been recalled? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Listeria warning - you MUST do this before eating vegetables reveals Dr Chris
LISTERIA symptoms are caused by a bacterial infection. After an outbreak has forced some supermarkets to recall frozen vegetables, This Morning ’s Dr Chris reveals how to prevent the deadly infection. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa's Woolworths recalls frozen savory rice product amid listeria outbreak in Europe
South African department store chain Woolworths Holdings Ltd is recalling a frozen savory rice mix following a worldwide product recall issued by the Hungarian Food Safety Agency due to an outbreak of listeria in Europe. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Listeria causes: Seven foods the serious infection can be found in - and how to avoid it
LISTERIA is a harmful bacteria which can be found in many ready-to-eat foods that have already been cooked. A recent outbreak, that consequently killed nine people across Europe, led to supermarkets recalling nearly 50 products. The foods mainly affected were frozen vegetables, but what other types of food can listeria be found in, and how can you avoid it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Listeriosis symptoms: Five signs to look out for after frozen vegetable products recall
LISTERIOSIS symptoms are not always apparent. The infection, which is usually caught from eating food containing the listeria bacteria, usually goes away on its own, but can cause serious problems. Supermarkets recently recalled bags of frozen vegetables over fears they could contain the bacteria. So what signs should you watch out that may indicate you have the infection? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Listeria outbreak: What is Listeria? What food is it affecting in Tesco, Lidl and Aldi?
LISTERIA contamination fears have led supermarkets to recall a further selection of frozen products, with now nearly 50 different items taken off the shelves due to a serious health risk. What is Listeria and what food is it effecting? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases A-Z: What is listeria infection?
Listeroris, caused by the germ?Listeria monocytogenes,?is estimated to be the third leading cause of death from foodborne illnesses in the U.S.,?according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) "We worry about listeria infection especially in pregnant women and their newborns, people who have weakened immune systems, and in the elderly," says Dr. Nipunie [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 9, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Radagast Pet Food, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Three Lots of Rad Cat Raw Diet Free-Range Chicken Recipe and One Lot of Pasture-Raised Venison Recipe Because of Possible Health Risk
Radagast Pet Food, Inc. of Portland, OR is recalling three lots of Rad Cat Raw Diet Free-Range Chicken Recipe because testing results indicate they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The Company is also recalling one lot of Rad Cat Raw Diet Pasture-Raised Venison Recipe because testing results indicate it has the potential to be contaminated with Shiga Toxin producing E. coli O121. This recall is being conducted out of an abundance of caution. Due to Radagast Pet Food ’ s commitment to food safety and quality, The Company is conducting this voluntary recall. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 6, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Supermarkets recall frozen vegetables over listeria fears
A major supplier to UK supermarkets recalls 43 products over fears they contain the bacteria listeria. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Listeria monocytogenes multi-country outbreak: 47 cases including 9 deaths
(European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)) Frozen corn and possibly other frozen vegetables produced in a company in Hungary are the likely source of an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes that has been affecting Austria, Denmark, Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Despite the product recall ordered by the Hungarian Food Chain Safety Office, new cases may still emerge, says the updated risk assessment published by ECDC and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Tough Questions After Listeriosis - Are SA Health Control Measures Up to Standard?
[Daily Maverick] South African authorities have taken commendable steps to control the listeria outbreak and to step up local inspections. What is lacking are stringent measures to ensure that no contaminated meat is imported. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A Nasty Germ That Can Lurk in Favorite Foods
One study that tested samples over 6 months in the deli departments of chain supermarkets in three states found listeria in almost 10 percent of samples. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Listeria, A Nasty Germ That Can Lurk in Favorite Foods
FRIDAY, June 1, 2018 -- Recalls of assorted foods and different brands of ice cream over the past few years have put a spotlight on the germ known as listeria. And though many of these cases happened during manufacturing, the potential for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 1, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

A Nasty Germ That Can Lurk in Favorite Foods
FRIDAY, June 1, 2018 -- Recalls of assorted foods and different brands of ice cream over the past few years have put a spotlight on the germ known as listeria. And though many of these cases happened during manufacturing, the potential for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 1, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Giant/Martin ’s Voluntarily Recalls Private Brand Frozen Broccoli Cuts
GIANT Food Stores, LLC is voluntarily recalling Private Brand Frozen Broccoli Cuts (16 oz.) with sell by date of Mar 15, 2020 and UPC code 68826700926 out of an abundance of caution following a supplier notification that the product may have Listeria monocytogenes. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 25, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Stop & Shop Voluntarily Recalls Stop & Shop Frozen Broccoli Cuts
Stop& Shop is voluntarily recalling Private Brand Frozen Broccoli Cuts (16 oz.) with sell by date of Mar 15, 2020 and UPC code 68826700926 out of an abundance of caution due to our supplier notifying us the product may have Listeria monocytogenes. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 25, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Giant Food Voluntarily Recalls Giant Food Frozen Broccoli Cuts
Giant Food, LLC is voluntarily recalling Private Brand Frozen Broccoli Cuts (16 oz.) with sell by date of Mar 15, 2020 and UPC code 68826700926 out of an abundance of caution due to our supplier notifying us the product may have Listeria monocytogenes. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 25, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Hickory Harvest Recalls Certain Island Fruit Mix and Organic Nut Mix Products Because of Possible Health Risk
Hickory Harvest Foods of Akron, Ohio is voluntarily recalling specific lots due to the potential exposure to Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, pregnant women, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may experience short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Listeria infection can also cause miscarriages, stillbirths, and fetal infection in pregnant women. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 19, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

South Africa:Government Update On Listeria Outbreak - Joint Media Statement
[Govt of SA] The Government, led by the Departments of Health (DoH), Department of Agriculture Forestry& Fisheries (DAFF), Trade and Industry (the dti) and the National Consumer Commission (NCC) and the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS) has been working tirelessly to control and end the listeria outbreak. This statement serve to provide an update to the nation regarding progress and achievements towards controlling and ending the Listeria outbreak, as well as strengthening systems to prevent (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Death toll from listeria outbreak in South Africa rises to more than 200
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The death toll from the world's largest ever outbreak of the food-borne disease listeria has risen to 204, but the number of new cases has declined sharply after products were recalled, South African authorities said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Greenbelt Greenhouse Ltd Recalls Greenbelt Microgreens Brand Microgreens Because of Possible Health Risk
Greenbelt Greenhouse LTD of British Columbia, Canada is recalling all Greenbelt Microgreen products with the best before dates from 4/24/18 and 4/31/18 because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 26, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Tests confirm deadly listeria strain at South Africa's Tiger Brands' plant
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's Tiger Brands, which faces two class action lawsuits over a listeria outbreak that has killed 180 people, said results from an independent laboratory confirmed the presence of the deadly listeria strain in one of its food factories. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Ziegenfelder Company Recalls Certain Ice Pops For Possible Health Risk
As a precaution, the Ziegenfelder Company of Wheeling, WV is voluntarily recalling approximately 3,000 cases of Budget $aver Cherry Pineapple Monster Pops and Sugar Free Twin Pops because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, but Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. (Sou...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 23, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

World ’ s Best Cheese Recalls l ’ Explorateur Soft Ripened Cheese Due to Possible Health Risk
World ’ s Best Cheeses of Armonk, NY is recalling 22 cases of Formagerie de la Brie brand, l ’ Explorateur soft ripened cheese because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

A new Listeria species from Costa Rica identified
(Institut Pasteur) Listeria costaricensis is the official name given to the new bacterial species described by investigators from the Costa Rican Institute of Technology and the WHO-collaborating center on Listeria at Institut Pasteur. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Morris Animal Foundation awards $775K to test osteosarcoma immunotherapy vaccine in dogs
(Morris Animal Foundation) Morris Animal Foundation has awarded a $775,000 grant to the University of Pennsylvania to test a vaccine that could improve longevity and quality of life for dogs with the deadly bone tumor, osteosarcoma. The research team will conduct clinical trials to evaluate a novel immunotherapy treatment which combines a molecule expressed by cancer cells with a modified live form of the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 17, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

K9 Natural Ltd Voluntarily Recalls K9 Natural Frozen Chicken Feast Raw Pet Food 2.2lb And 11lb Bags Because Of Possible < em > Listeria Monocytogenes < /em >
K9 Natural Ltd is voluntarily recalling four batches of the K9 Natural Frozen Chicken Feast 2.2lb and 11lb bags that was imported into the US market in June 2017 because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 15, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Seacrest Foods Recalls l ’Explorateur Soft Ripened Cheese Due to Possible Health Risk
Seacrest Foods International, Inc. of Lynn, MA is voluntarily recalling 29 cases of Formagere de la Brie brand, l ’Explorateur soft ripened cheese because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, pregnant women and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy indi viduals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths and fetal infection among p...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 13, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Seacrest Foods Recalls l ’ Explorateur Soft Ripened Cheese Due to Possible Health Risk
Seacrest Foods International, Inc. of Lynn, MA is voluntarily recalling 29 cases of Formagere de la Brie brand, l ’ Explorateur soft ripened cheese because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, pregnant women and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths and fetal infection among p...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 13, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Deli Classic sliced roast beef recalled for possible Listeria contamination
A brand of pre-cooked roast beef sold in several provinces is being recalled due to possible Listeria contamination. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/NL Source Type: news

Australian farm sells melons after fatal listeria outbreak
An Australian farm has recommended selling cantaloupes despite being blamed for an outbreak of the deadly listeria bacteria that the World Health Organization said killed seven people and caused a miscarriage in Australia (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nine Whole Foods Market Stores Issue Voluntary Recall for Explorateur French Triple Creme Cheese Due to Possible Health Risk
Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling Explorateur French Triple Cr è me cheese from nine stores located in New Mexico, Texas, Arkansas, Illinois, Connecticut and New Jersey out of an abundance of caution. The cheese has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 10, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Inhibiting enzymatic function in Listeria bacteria found to weaken its antibiotic resistance
(Natural News) Researchers from North Carolina State University discovered new compounds that may weaken the ability of Listeria bacteria to induce illness, as well as its antibiotic resistance. Listeria is bacteria that can cause serious food poisoning and even death, particularly in young individuals, the elderly, and people with a weakened immune system. They are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO says Australia exported listeria-tainted melons to nine countries
GENEVA (Reuters) - Melons contaminated with deadly listeriosis bacteria were exported to at least nine countries from Australia, where an outbreak has killed seven people and caused one miscarriage, the World Health Organization said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Listeriosis – Australia
On 2 March 2018, the Australian National Focal Point (NFP) notified WHO of an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infection (listeriosis) associated with the consumption of rockmelons (cantaloupe) from a single grower. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - April 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Zambia ends ban on South African food imports, except those linked to listeria
LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia on Tuesday lifted a ban on imported food from South Africa except "risky food" from units of Tiger Brands and RCL Foods that have been linked to a listeria outbreak that has killed 180 people since early 2017. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Global Health: Bologna Blamed in Worst Listeria Outbreak in History
It took officials 12 months to identify the source of the outbreak, which has led to nearly 200 deaths in South Africa. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: EMILY BAUMGAERTNER Tags: Listeriosis Food Contamination and Poisoning Meat Recalls and Bans of Products Listeria Monocytogenes World Health Organization Johannesburg (South Africa) Source Type: news

Listeria class action filed against South Africa's Tiger Brands
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A class action lawsuit was filed on Thursday against South Africa's Tiger Brands, one of whose food factories has been linked to a listeria outbreak that has killed 180 people since early 2017, the lawyer running the case said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

South Africa says deadly listeria strain not found at RCL factory
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Tests at an RCL Foods processed-food factory found no traces of a strain of listeria that has killed almost 200 people, but they did find evidence of other strains that could also cause the disease, the South African Ministry of Health said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Listeriosis – South Africa
Disease outbreak news for listeria in South Africa. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - March 28, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Blue Ridge Beef Voluntarily Recalls BRB Complete Raw Pet Food Lot#GA0131 Because of Possible Contamination
Blue Ridge Beef of Eatonton, GA, is voluntarily recalling lot#GA0131 of BRB Complete raw pet food because of the potential of contamination with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. The cause of the recall: This recall was initiated after samples collected and tested by the FDA showed positive for Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. There has been no consumer or pet illnesses in association with this product. Blue Ridge Beef is voluntarily recalling this product lot as a commitment to consumer and pet health and safety. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 26, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Poppies International, Inc. Recalls Delizza Belgian Custard Cream Mini Eclairs 30 Count, Due to Potential Health Risks
Poppies International, Inc. of Battleboro, NC is issuing a voluntary recall of selected products that were made during March 5-9, 2018 because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short term symptoms such as fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 23, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Radagast Pet Food, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls One Lot of Rad Cat Raw Diet Free-Range Chicken and One Lot of Free-Range Turkey Recipe Because of Possible Health Risk
Radagast Pet Food, Inc. of Portland, OR is recalling one lot of Free-Range Chicken and one lot of Free-Range Turkey Recipe because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 20, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Namibia:Listeria-Tainted Vienna Traced to Grootfontein
[New Era] Omuthiya -The Vienna sausage containing listeria that sickened a 47-year-old man in Tsumeb over two weeks ago in the first case of the disease reported in Namibia since the deadly outbreak in South Africa, was supplied from a butchery in Grootfontein. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Breakthrough Reported in Worst Listeria Outbreak
[VOA] The World Health Organization (WHO) reports a major breakthrough in efforts to contain South Africa's longest and largest recorded listeria outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa's Tiger Brands closes Pretoria plant after listeria found
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Tiger Brands has closed its factory in Pretoria after listeria was detected at the plant as South Africa faces the worst global outbreak of the disease that has killed 180 people since January 2017. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

South Africa:'Low Levels' of Listeria Detected At Tiger Brands' Pretoria Plant
[News24Wire] Tiger Brands announced on Monday that "low levels" of listeria had been detected at its plant in Pretoria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa's Tiger Brands says detects listeria at Pretoria factory
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's Tiger Brands has closed its meat processing factory in the capital Pretoria after detecting the presence of listeria, it said on Monday. The bacteria has killed 180 people in 14 months in the worst global listeria outbreak. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Oregon Food Bank Voluntarily Recalls Pumpkin Seeds Because Of Possible Contamination By Listeria Species
As a result of the ongoing recall of donated chia seeds that began on March 12, 2018, Oregon Food Bank has initiated a voluntary recall of 63,825 pounds of pumpkin seeds received on the same donation. These donated pumpkin seeds have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria species. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

South Africa Expects Listeria Infections to Increase South Africa Expects Listeria Infections to Increase
South Africa's health minister expects the infections from the worst listeriosis outbreak in history that has killed 180 people since January last year to increase and warned that there could also be other cases in the southern Africa region.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news