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Expanded Voluntary Recall for Casa Sanchez Foods " Real Guacamole " and to also Include “Spicy Guacamole” Because of Possible Health Risk
Casa Sanchez Foods of Hayward, CA, is voluntarily recalling all " Real Guacamole " and “Spicy Guacamole” products out of an abundance of caution in keeping with the company’s commitment to protect the public health. The recall was necessitated by positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes on two packages out of many samples collected for the U. S. Food and Drug Administrat ion random sample testing program. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 18, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Casa Sanchez Foods Extiende El Retiro Voluntario Del " Real Guacamole " Para Incluir “Spicy Guacamole” Del Mercado Por Causa De Posible Riesgo Para La Salud
Casa Sanchez Foods de Hayward, California, est á retirando todo su " Real Guacamole " y “Spicy Guacamole” del mercado, por precaución de acuerdo con el compromiso de la compañía para proteger la salud pública. La retirada fue necesaria por los resultados de pruebas positivas para Listeria monocytogenes en dos paquetes de muchas muestras recogidas para el programa de pruebas de muestras aleatorias de la Administración de Drogas y Alimentos de EE. UU. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 18, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Expanded Voluntary Recall for Casa Sanchez Foods " Real Guacamole " and to also Include “ Spicy Guacamole ” Because of Possible Health Risk
Casa Sanchez Foods of Hayward, CA, is voluntarily recalling all " Real Guacamole " and “ Spicy Guacamole ” products out of an abundance of caution in keeping with the company ’ s commitment to protect the public health. The recall was necessitated by positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes on two packages out of many samples collected for the U. S. Food and Drug Administration random sample testing program. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 18, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Casa Sanchez Foods Extiende El Retiro Voluntario Del " Real Guacamole " Para Incluir “ Spicy Guacamole ” Del Mercado Por Causa De Posible Riesgo Para La Salud
Casa Sanchez Foods de Hayward, California, est á retirando todo su " Real Guacamole " y “ Spicy Guacamole ” del mercado, por precauci ó n de acuerdo con el compromiso de la compa ñ í a para proteger la salud p ú blica. La retirada fue necesaria por los resultados de pruebas positivas para Listeria monocytogenes en dos paquetes de muchas muestras recogidas para el programa de pruebas de muestras aleatorias de la Administraci ó n de Drogas y Alimentos de EE. UU. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 18, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Giant/Martin ’s Alerts Customers to Voluntary Recall of Store Brand Frozen Whole Kernel Sweet Corn
GIANT Food Stores, LLC and MARTIN ’S Food Markets announced it removed from sale GIANT/MARTIN’S Brand Frozen Whole Kernel Sweet Corn due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 16, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Giant/Martin ’ s Alerts Customers to Voluntary Recall of Store Brand Frozen Whole Kernel Sweet Corn
GIANT Food Stores, LLC and MARTIN ’ S Food Markets announced it removed from sale GIANT/MARTIN ’ S Brand Frozen Whole Kernel Sweet Corn due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 16, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Stop & Shop Alerts Customers to Voluntary Recall of Store Brand Frozen Whole Kernel Sweet Corn
The Stop& Shop Supermarket Company LLC announced it removed from sale Stop& Shop Brand Frozen Whole Kernel Sweet Corn due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 16, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Giant Food Alerts Customers to Voluntary Recall of Store Brand Frozen Whole Kernel Sweet Corn
Giant Food, LLC announced it removed from sale Giant Brand Frozen Whole Kernel Sweet Corn due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 16, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Casa Sanchez Foods Recalls " Real Guacamole " Because Of Possible Health Risk
Casa Sanchez Foods of Hayward, CA, is recalling its 9-ounce containers of " Real Guacamole " 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 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 - November 16, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Yorgo ’s Foods Inc Is Recalling All Flavored and Unflavored Food Products (Hommus; Tahini Sauces; Yogurt Dip, Salads, Tzatziki, Grape Leaves; Taboule) Due to Possible Health Risk
Yorgo ’s Foods Inc. of Manchester NH, a family-owned company, started in 1993, is recalling all Greek-style food products it manufactures, out of an abundance of caution, as they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal in fections in pregnant women, young children, frail or elderly people, those with weakened immune systems and in unborn fetuses. 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 ...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 16, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Delta Joins American In Suspending Use Of LAX Kitchen Because Of Listeria
Virgin Australia has also joined American Airlines in suspending the use of the Gate Gourmet LAX facility. No cases of listeriosis have been reported; Gate Gourmet discovered the listeria during a routine inspection. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ted Reed, Contributor Tags: NASDAQ:AAL NYSE:DAL Source Type: news

Another Agropur Comté cheese recalled for Listeria
Another batch of Comté firm-ripened cheese from Agropur Import collection has been recalled due to possible Listeria infection. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/PEI Source Type: news

Yorgo Foods Inc is Recalling Various Flavors of Hommus Because of Possible Health Risk
Yorgo Foods Inc of Manchester NH, is recalling select varieties of Hommus and Baba Ghannouj, 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 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 - November 11, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

MASSIVE RECALL: Packaged vegetables from Whole Foods, Trader Joe's may contain Listeria
(Natural News) Salinas, California-based Mann Packing Co., Inc. has issued a voluntarily recall of its packaged vegetables that are distributed all over the United States and Canada over fears that the products are contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The vegetables are sold at grocery stores such as Albertsons, Target, Trader Joe’s, Walmart, and 10 California-based Whole... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nature ’s Touch Frozen Foods Voluntarily Recalls Nature’s Touch Frozen Organic Fine Whole Green Beans Because of Possible Health Risk
Nature ’s Touch Frozen Foods LLC. of Front Royal, Virginia is voluntarily recalling one product, Nature’s Touch Frozen Organic Fine Whole Green Beans, due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 8, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Nature ’ s Touch Frozen Foods Voluntarily Recalls Nature ’ s Touch Frozen Organic Fine Whole Green Beans Because of Possible Health Risk
Nature ’ s Touch Frozen Foods LLC. of Front Royal, Virginia is voluntarily recalling one product, Nature ’ s Touch Frozen Organic Fine Whole Green Beans, due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 8, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

South Africa:Spike in Listeria Infections - Why It Matters
[The Conversation Africa] Listeria is an organism that contaminates food and can result in pregnant women going into premature labour or even losing their babies. The Conversation Africa's Health and Medicine Editor Candice Bailey spoke to Kerrigan McCarthy from the National Institute of Communicable Diseases about listeriosis and why it needs attention. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Randalls, Tom Thumb and Albertsons stores in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas Recall Ready. Chef. Go! Cod Fillet Seafood Meal Bag in Cooperation with Voluntary Recall by Mann Packing Due to Possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination
In cooperation with the Mann Packing recall of minimally processed vegetable products due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination, Randalls, Tom Thumb and Albertsons stores in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas only are voluntarily recalling the Ready. Chef. Go! Cod Filet seafood meal bag, which includes vegetables that are subject to the Mann Packing recall. This product is in addition to seafood meal bag products that were recalled (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 25, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Albertsons, Safeway, Vons and Pak N ’ Save Stores in Eight States Revise Product Lists for Recall of Vegetable Trays and Cups in Cooperation with Mann Packing's Voluntary Recall Due to Possible < em > Listeria monocytogenes < /em > Contamination
Albertsons, Safeway, Vons and Pak N ’ Save stores in eight states are revising a previously reported list of products that were voluntarily recalled in cooperation with Mann Packing’s recall of minimally processed vegetable products due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 25, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Cooperstown Cheese Company Recalls Cheese Because of Possible Health Risk
Cooperstown Cheese Company is voluntarily recalling Toma Celena, batch numbers 51017& 52417, Roasted Garlic Cheddar batch numbers 52417& 60717 and Roasted Garlic Peppercorn batch number 52417, for presumptive positive tests for Listeria. All package sizes are subject to the recall and the plant number on the label is 36-8524. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 25, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Packaged vegetables recalled across the US and Canada
A California company has recalled packaged vegetables distributed throughout the US and Canada over concerns that the products were contaminated with the infectious bacterium listeria. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Listeria Risk Prompts Meijer to Recall Produce in 6 U.S. States Listeria Risk Prompts Meijer to Recall Produce in 6 U.S. States
Retailer Meijer Inc said it was recalling packaged vegetables in six U.S. states because of possible contamination from Listeria monocytogenes bacteria, which can cause fatal food poisoning in young children, pregnant women and elderly or frail people.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

King Soopers and City Market Recalls Deli Broccoli Salads and Coleslaw Because of Possible Health Risk
King Soopers said today it has recalled deli broccoli salads and coleslaw that are sold in King Soopers and City Market stores, located in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming. The product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 24, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Pacific Coast Fruit Company Recalls Various Prepared Foods Vegetable Products Because of a Possible Health Risk
Pacific Coast Fruit Company in Portland, Oregon is voluntarily recalling multiple types of bagged processed salads based on the potential contamination of 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 - October 24, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Paragon Foods Recalls 1.7 Ounce Bagged Broccoli Florets Because of Possible Health Risk
Paragon Wholesale Foods Corp., of Warrendale, PA, is recalling several lots of 1.7 ounce Broccoli Florets in response to a nationwide recall by one of its suppliers, Mann Packing (Salinas, CA) 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 high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirt...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 24, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Learn more about listeria infection
The possibility of listeria contamination in certain packaged vegetables has led to a?voluntary recall in the U.S. and Canada.?The California vegetable supplier, Mann Packing, says it is issuing the recall to prevent any potential contamination. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency reportedly discovered the Listeria monocytogenes contamination risk during random sampling. "Listeria is a type of [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 24, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Possible Listeria Contamination Prompts Multi-State Vegetable Recall
If you have these vegetables in your fridge, throw them out. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Packaged veggies recalled due to listeria risk
The affected produce includes bagged broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, zucchini, squash and peppers (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Packaged veggies recalled due to listeria risk
The affected produce includes Meijer-brand broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, zucchini, squash and peppers (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Listeria triggers major recall of veggies across US and Canada
A leading vegetable supplier in California, Mann Packing, voluntarily recalled products that might have been contaminated with a harmful bacteria called listeria, the company announced last week. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

H-E-B Issues a Voluntary Precautionary Recall For Certain Single Serving Soups Sold In The Produce Section
In accordance with Mann Packing of Salinas, California, H-E-B announced today that it has issued a voluntary recall for certain H-E-B single-serving soups made with vegetable products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. As part of a larger recall affecting several retailers, Mann Packing recalled affected vegetable products on Oct. 19, which were supplied to H-E-B and used in H-E-B Asian Noodle Soup Cups Beef and Chicken. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 23, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Listeria risk prompts Meijer to recall produce in six U.S. states
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Retailer Meijer Inc said it was recalling packaged vegetables in six U.S. states due to possible contamination from Listeria monocytogenes bacteria, which can cause fatal food poisoning in young children, pregnant women and elderly or frail people. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Triple B Corporation (Seattle, Washington) Recalls Salad Kits and Stir Fry Mixes Due to Possible Contamination with Listeria Monocytogenes
Triple B Corporation of Seattle, Washington is voluntarily recalling salad kits and stir fry mixes due to possible 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 infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 22, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Updated - Triple B Corporation Recalls Salad Kits and Stir Fry Mixes Due to Possible Contamination with < em > Listeria Monocytogenes < /em >
Triple B Corporation of Seattle, Washington is voluntarily recalling salad kits and stir fry mixes due to possible 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 infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 22, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Triple B Corporation (Anchorage, Alaska) Recalls Salad Kits and Stir Fry Mixes Due to Possible Contamination with Listeria Monocytogenes
Triple B Corporation of Anchorage, Alaska is voluntarily recalling broccoli florette's, stir fry kit, vegie trays w/ cauliflower, and a veggie pack combo, due to possible 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 infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 22, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Updated - Triple B Corporation (Anchorage, Alaska) Recalls Salad Kits and Stir Fry Mixes Due to Possible Contamination with < em > Listeria Monocytogenes < /em >
Triple B Corporation of Anchorage, Alaska is voluntarily recalling broccoli florette's, stir fry kit, vegie trays w/ cauliflower, and a veggie pack combo, due to possible 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 infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 22, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Meijer Recalls Meijer Brand Packaged Produce Due to Possible Health Risk
Meijer is announcing a recall of various packaged Meijer brand produce items 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 like high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, a Listeria monocytogenes infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 22, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Randalls, Tom Thumb and Albertsons Stores in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas Voluntarily Recall Ready. Chef. Go! Seafood Meal Bags in Cooperation with Voluntary Recall by Mann Packing Due to Possible Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination
In cooperation with the Mann Packing recall of minimally processed vegetable products due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination, Randalls, Tom Thumb and Albertsons stores in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas only are voluntarily recalling Ready. Chef. Go! seafood meal bags. The bags include vegetables that are subject to the Mann Packing recall. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 22, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Albertsons, Safeway, Vons and Pak N' Save Stores in Eight States Voluntarily Recall Several Fresh Vegetable Trays and Cups in Cooperation with Voluntary Recall by Mann Packing Due to Possible Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination
In cooperation with the Mann Packing recall of minimally processed vegetable products due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination, Albertsons, Safeway, Vons and Pak N'Save stores in eight states are voluntarily recalling certain fresh vegetable trays and cups that include vegetables that are subject to the Mann Packing recall. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 22, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Mann Packing Recall Affects Select Whole Foods Market Locations; Grocer Recalls Salads from 10 Northern California Stores
In response to Mann Packing's recall, Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling some salads from ten stores in Northern California out of an abundance of caution. Mann Packing issued the recall because the vegetables may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 21, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Mann Packing Recalls Minimally Processed Vegetable Products Because of Possible Health Risk
Mann Packing of Salinas, California is voluntarily recalling minimally processed vegetable products listed below because they may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes. Mann Packing is issuing this recall in response to a single positive result found during random sampling by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 20, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

UPDATE: Greencore USA, LLC Recalls Egg Salad Sandwiches, Ham Salad Sandwiches, and Seafood Stuffing Because of Possible Health Risk
Greencore, USA, LLC is voluntarily recalling egg salad sandwiches, ham salad sandwiches, and seafood stuffing as listed below. The products are being recalled because Listeria monocytogenes was found in environmental sampling conducted by FDA. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 12, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

IFSAC Webinar: Foodborne illness source attribution estimates for 2013 for Salmonella, E. coli, Listeria, and Campylobacter
October 20, 2017 2:00-3:00pm ET. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - October 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Greencore USA, LLC Recalls Chicken Salad and Ham Sandwiches and Seafood Stuffing Because of Possible Health Risk
Greencore, USA, LLC is voluntarily recalling egg salad sandwiches, ham salad sandwiches, and seafood stuffing as listed below. The products are being recalled because Listeria monocytogenes was found in environmental sampling conducted by FDA. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 30, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Greencore USA, LLC Recalls Egg Salad Sandwiches, Ham Salad Sandwiches, and Seafood Stuffing Because of Possible Health Risk
Greencore, USA, LLC is voluntarily recalling egg salad sandwiches, ham salad sandwiches, and seafood stuffing as listed below. The products are being recalled because Listeria monocytogenes was found in environmental sampling conducted by FDA. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 30, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

King Soopers Recalls Deli Chicken Salad Sandwich (6.8oz) Because of Possible Health Risk
King Soopers said today it has recalled its chicken salad sandwiches that are sold in King Soopers and City Market stores, located in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming. The product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 27, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

The FDA Is Coming Around to the Idea That Cheese, Microbes, and Mold Can Work Just Fine
Fuzzy ashen mold billows around wheels of cheese stacked on wooden planks at La Ferme de L’Abérieux. Inside its cheese cave nestled in the hills of Cordon, southeastern France, proprietor Albert Bottollier Depois removes one wheel and lowers it to the wide eyes of two children. “Mushrooms,” he says threading his fingers through the cloudy wreath of fungus forming the cheese’s distinctive crust. For a stronger cheese, he’ll even pierce the rind so it seeps in and blooms in the eyes. This is a Tomme de Savoie, one of France’s most distinguished and sought-after cheeses. And yet it h...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Casey Quackenbush / Cordon, France Tags: Uncategorized Cheese Food Safety onetime Source Type: news

Country Fresh Orlando LLC, Recalls Product Because of Possible Health Risk
Country Fresh Orlando, LLC. of Orlando, Florida, is recalling 5,999 cases of diced bell pepper, vegetable kabobs, and creole and fajita mixed diced vegetables (product descriptions attached), because they have the potential to be contaminated with 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 m...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 5, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

An island getaway: Why some Listeria strains survive good food hygiene standards
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) researchers from Vetmeduni Vienna have now shown that certain Listeria strains -- figuratively speaking -- take refuge on an island. An 'islet' of two genes located in one area of the genome increases the bacteria's survival under alkaline and oxidative stress conditions. The researchers were able to identify the two genes as a functional unit termed a 'stress survival islet'. Understanding this genetic 'lifesaver' can help develop new strategies for food safety. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 30, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Recall of Certain Frozen Organic Dark Sweet Pitted Cherry Products Due to Possible Contamination by Listeria Monocytogenes
Out of an abundance of caution, SunOpta Inc ’s subsidiary, Sunrise Growers Inc., has issued a voluntary recall of certain frozen organic dark sweet pitted cherry products due to 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. (S...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 23, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news