Ukrop ’s Homestyle Foods, LLC Announces Recalls Because of Possible Health Risk
Johnston County Hams ’ country ham was recalled due to its potential for contamination with Listeria monocytogenes; therefore, Ukrop’s made the decision that any products that contained country ham or came into contact with equipment used to process the country ham are being recalled due to the potential to be conta minated with Listeria monocytogenes. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 9, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Ladyfingers Gourmet to Go Voluntarily Recalls Signature Shaved Country Ham Rolls Due to Possible Health Risk
Ladyfingers Caterers is voluntarily recalling its Signature Shaved Country Ham Rolls as a result of the Johnston County Hams recall. The rolls were made with ham produced by Johnston County Hams, which recently initiated a recall of its ham products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes 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 infec...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 5, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

CDC Investigating Multistate Listeria Outbreak Linked to Ham Products CDC Investigating Multistate Listeria Outbreak Linked to Ham Products
A multistate outbreak of listeria infections linked to ready-to-eat deli ham produced by Johnston County Hams Inc is being investigated, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Callie's Charleston Biscuits Issues Voluntary Product Recall for Country Ham Biscuits and Cocktail Ham Biscuits Produced Using Johnston County Hams
Johnston County Hams, Inc. issued a voluntary recall on October 3, 2018 for approximately 89,096 pounds of ready-to-eat ham products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. In response, Callie's Charleston Biscuits, LLC is issuing a voluntary product recall for two products that may contain the potentially affected Johnston County Hams. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 5, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Working Cow Homemade, Inc. Recalls Product Because of Possible Health Risk
Working Cow Homemade Ice Cream, Inc. of St. Petersburg, FL is conducting a voluntary recall of No Sugar Added Vanilla and No Sugar Added Chocolate ice cream manufactured in three-gallon tubs during the month of May 2018. The recall is being conducted due to a potential contamination 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 monocy...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 5, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Listeria recall WARNING - what is the bacterial infection and can you die from it?
LISTERIA is a bacteria that can lead to the bacterial infection listeriosis. After a US meat producer recalled a ready-to-eat ham product that ’s been linked to a death, what is listeria, and can you die from it? These are the signs and symptoms of the infection. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sobeys brand packaged vegetables recalled because of Listeria risk
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued a food recall warning for certain Sobeys brand packaged vegetable products because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/New Brunswick Source Type: news

One dead and dozens sickened by meat infected with listeria AND salmonella
The death and three illnesses were traced back to deli ham produced in North Carolina, shipped across the East Coast. 57 illnesses are linked to beef made in Arizona, shipped nationwide. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ready-to-eat ham recalled amid deadly listeria outbreak
Johnston County Hams is recalling more than 89,000 pounds of ready-to-eat ham products due to possible listeria contamination, the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said Wednesday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC investigating multistate listeria outbreak linked to ham products
A multistate outbreak of listeria infections linked to ready-to-eat deli ham produced by Johnston County Hams Inc is being investigated, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

'Double agent' in the immune system may make us vulnerable to bacterial infections
(Scripps Research Institute) Scientists at Scripps Research have discovered the role of an immune system double agent. This molecule, called USP18, can help curtail immune responses, but it can also open the door to bacterial infections, such as harmful listeria and staph infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 4, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Superbug MRSA warning: Deadly bacteria 'breeding ground' found on coins
MRSA bacteria infection can lead to painful skin boils and food poisoning. But, the deadly superbug has been spotted on coins, along with a number of other types of bacteria, including listeria. It ’s a “breeding ground” for killer superbugs, warn scientists. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Superbug MRSA warning: Deadly bacteria 'breeding ground' found on common household item
MRSA bacteria infection can lead to painful skin boils and food poisoning. But, the deadly superbug has been spotted on this common household item, along with a number of other types of bacteria, including listeria. It ’s a “breeding ground” for killer superbugs, warn scientists. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Belleisle Farms brand coleslaw recalled due to Listeria
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has recalled Belleisle Farms Ltd. brand coleslaw due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/New Brunswick Source Type: news

Diarrhoea-causing bacteria in the human gut produces ELECTRICITY
Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, found that the bug Listeria monocytogenes produces an electrical current when it removes waste products from its cells. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers: Consider antibiotic to treat listeria infections
An antibiotic was shown to be effective at combating the food-poisoning infection listeria, despite expectations that the bug would resist the treatment. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Radagast Pet Food Voluntarily Expands Recall to Include Rad Cat Raw Diet Products With Best By Dates of 10/19/18 Through 12/3/19 Due to Potential Health Risk
Radagast Pet Food, Inc. of Portland, OR is expanding its voluntary recall to include an additional quantity of Rad Cat Raw Diet across all varieties with Best By dates of 10/19/18 through 12/3/19 because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Radagast Pet Food is conducting this voluntary recall out of an abundance of caution because of its strong commitment to food safety and quality. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 22, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Lipari Foods Issues Voluntary Recall of Premo Brand Turkey & Cheese Wedge Sandwiches Because of Possible Health Risk
Lipari Foods, LLC has issued a voluntary recall of Premo Brand turkey and cheese wedge sandwiches produced and packaged by sister company JLM due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is 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 - August 21, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Listeria surveillance: New EU-wide study reveals that most outbreaks remain undetected
(European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)) More than half of the severe listeriosis cases in the European Union belong to clusters, many of which are not being picked up fast enough by the current surveillance system, suggests a new article published in Eurosurveillance. The large-scale study looked into listeriosis epidemiology through whole genome sequencing and found that this method, when implemented at EU-level, could lead to faster detection of multi-country outbreaks, saving up to 5 months of the investigations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Pinty's chicken products recalled due to possible Listeria contamination
Health Canada says a brand of prepared chicken products is recalling a line of chicken strips due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

G & C Raw, LLC Recalls Pat's Cat Turkey, and Ground Lamb Pet Food, because of Possible Listeria Monocytogenes Health Risk
G& C Raw, of Versailles, OH is recalling 30 1-lb containers of Pat's Cat Turkey Cat Food and 40 2-lb containers of Ground Lamb Dog Food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in animals eating the products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 6, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Chicken Is the Number-One Cause of Foodborne Illness Outbreaks. Here ’s How to Stay Safe
This article originally appeared on Health.com. (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda Macmillan / Health Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Listeria: guidance, data and analysis
This Guidance Collection covers the symptoms, diagnosis, management and epidemiology of listeriosis, the infection caused by listeria bacteria. It was updated in July 2018 with the edition of'Listeria contamination of frozen vegetables: professional guidance'. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lipari Foods Issues Voluntary Recall of Premo Brand & Fresh Grab Turkey & Swiss Submarine Sandwiches Due to Potential Contamination of Listeria Monocytogenes
Lipari Foods, LLC has issued a voluntary recall of Premo Brand and Fresh Grab turkey and Swiss submarine sandwiches produced and packaged by sister company JLM due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is 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. (So...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 28, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Public Health England Guidance for health professionals: Possible listeria contamination of frozen vegetables distributed by Greenyard Frozen UK
On 5th July 2018, Greenyard Frozen UK recalled a number of frozen vegetable products due to the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes.Public Health England has now issued guidance for healthcare (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - July 20, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

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