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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

South Africa:Rainbow Polony Privately Cleared of Deadly Listeria Strain - Rcl Foods
[News24Wire] None of the ST6 listeria strain believed to be behind the outbreak that has left 183 people dead since January 2017, was found at the Rainbow polony factory in Wolwehoek, RCL Foods said on Friday amid a precautionary recall of its polony. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Deadly listeria could herald tighter food safety rules in South Africa
LONDON, March 16 (Reuters) - A huge and deadly outbreak of listeria in South Africa could alter the country's approach to food-borne disease and prompt improvements in food safety standards, a leading health official said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

South Africa's RCL says no traces of deadly listeria strain at its factory
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Independent tests at RCL Foods' processed meat factory have not found any traces of a listeria strain that has killed 180 people since January last year, the South African food producer said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

South Africa's listeria outbreak in early stages, will spread: minister
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The worst listeria outbreak on record is only in its early stages and will likely infect more people in South Africa and the region, health minister Aaron Motsoaledi said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

What ’s Behind the Deadliest Outbreak of Listeriosis
South Africa is struggling to contain a deadly outbreak of listeriosis that’s been declared the world’s worst on record. More than 900 people were infected over 14 months before the government identified a meat-processing factory owned by Tiger Brands Ltd., the continent’s biggest packaged-food company, as the source. With at least 183 dead — many of them infants and children — manufacturers have issued mass recalls for ready-to-eat sausages and other meat products singled out by officials as potentially dangerous. 1. What is listeriosis? The disease is caused by high numbers of Listeria monoc...
Source: TIME: Health - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized Bloomberg healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

South Africa expects listeria infections to increase
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's health minister expects the infections from the worst listeria 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. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

South Africa to back anyone pursuing legal action in listeria outbreak
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's health minister said on Thursday the government would support anyone intending court action over the worst listeria outbreak in history that has killed 180 people since January last year. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Namibia Records First Listeria Case After It Kills 180 in S. Africa Namibia Records First Listeria Case After It Kills 180 in S. Africa
Namibia's health minister said on Tuesday it had recorded its first case of listeriosis, the biggest recorded outbreak of which has killed over 180 people and infected almost 970 in neighboring South Africa.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

South Africa:Listeriosis Robbed Us of Our Baby - Devastated Mother
[News24Wire] A devastated mother alleges her baby was born prematurely when she was six months pregnant and lived for only a day because of the deadly listeria bacteria, which has claimed the lives of more than 180 people across South Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia records first listeria case after it kills 180 in South Africa
WINDHOEK (Reuters) - Namibia's health minister said on Tuesday it had recorded its first case of listeriosis, the biggest recorded outbreak of which has killed over 180 people and infected almost 970 in neighboring South Africa. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Consumer Alert: < em > Listeria < /em > Contamination In Maiden ’ s Creamery Wild Meadow Raw Goat Milk Cheese
New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard Ball today warned consumers not to consume The Maiden ’ s Creamery “ Wild Meadow ” Raw Goat Milk Cheese made by Mark Harvey, 1277 Copes Corner Road, South New Berlin, NY 13843 due to possible Listeria contamination. To date, no illnesses have been reported to the Department in connection with this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 12, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Seychelles:Seychelles Bans Ready-to-Eat Meat Products From South Africa Over Listeria Outbreak
[Seychelles News Agency] The Seychelles Public Health Authority has imposed a temporary ban on all ready-to-eat meat products imported from South Africa since an outbreak of listeria was declared in the African country earlier this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Food Safety - Keeping an Eye On Listeria Outbreak
[Citizen] Cape Town -Food safety standards in Tanzania and Southern Africa are now put to test following a warning from the Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority (TFDA) that sausages and meat imported from South Africa are contaminated with bacterial species of listeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Listeria Monocytogenes - South African Business's Dirty Little Secret
[Daily Maverick] People's feelings about a company govern the extent to which they'll "forgive" its transgressions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Minister Edna Molewa Clarifies Waste Disposal of Listeria Containminated Food
[Govt of SA] The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa, has assured South Africans that all foodstuffs contaminated with Listeria are safely disposed of. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South African rights lawyer plans listeria class action against Tiger Brands
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A human rights lawyer plans to launch a class action lawsuit against South African food producer Tiger Brands on behalf of the families of people who died and those affected by the worst listeria outbreak in history. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

South Africa's Tiger Brands calls in experts to identify listeria cause
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African food producer Tiger Brands said on Friday it had appointed an expert team to identify the causes of a listeria outbreak that has killed 180 people in the past 14 months and which has been traced to one of its factories. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

South Africa health minister says will support listeria litigation
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa's health minister said on Thursday the government would support any community intending court action over the world's largest listeria outbreak that has killed 180 people since December. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news