Blue Bell Creameries Ordered to Pay $17.25 Million in Criminal Penalties in Connection with 2015 Listeria Contamination
FDA OCI, Blue Bell, Creameries, $17.25 million, criminal penalties, ship, contaminated products, listeriosis, listeria outbreak, adulterated ice cream products, forfeiture, largest-ever, food safety, conviction, insanitary, Listeria monocytogenes, consumer protection, Brenham TX, Broken Arrow OK (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - September 18, 2020 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

FDA: How Rats, Cockroaches And Listeria Led To Tofu, Sprout Company Shut Down
A consent decree of permanent injunction between the U.S. and Fortune Food Product, Inc., and its owners prohibits the company from any sprout and soy product operations until enough changes are made. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Business /business Food & Drink /food-drink pharma Source Type: news

Stopping listeria reproduction 'in its tracks'
(University of Houston) Listeria contaminations can send food processing facilities into full crisis mode with mass product recalls, federal warnings and even hospitalization or death for people who consume the contaminated products. UH researchers have discovered a chemical compound that stops listeria reproduction in both light and dark conditions which could lead to bacterial control in food products. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A phage-encoded anti-CRISPR enables complete evasion of type VI-A CRISPR-Cas immunity
We describe a listeriaphage (LS46) encoding an anti-CRISPR protein (AcrVIA1) that inactivates the type VI-A CRISPR system of Listeria seeligeri. Using genetics, biochemistry, and structural biology, we found that AcrVIA1 interacts with the guide-exposed face of Cas13a, preventing access to the target RNA and the conformational changes required for nuclease activation. Unlike inhibitors of DNA-cleaving Cas nucleases, which cause limited immunosuppression and require multiple infections to bypass CRISPR defenses, a single dose of AcrVIA1 delivered by an individual virion completely dismantles type VI-A CRISPR-mediated immuni...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 2, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Meeske, A. J., Jia, N., Cassel, A. K., Kozlova, A., Liao, J., Wiedmann, M., Patel, D. J., Marraffini, L. A. Tags: Biochemistry, Microbiology r-articles Source Type: news

Sneaky salmonella finds a backdoor into plants
(University of Delaware) Researchers have discovered that bacteria such as salmonella, E.coli and listeria have a backdoor to take advantage of humans' reliance on leafy greens for a healthy diet. They found that wild strains of salmonella are delivering foodborne illnesses by circumventing a plant's immune defense system, getting into the leaves of lettuce by opening up the plant's tiny breathing pores. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Listeria Fast Facts
Read CNN's Fast Facts to learn about listeriosis, a serious infection generally caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Enoki mushrooms tied to listeria outbreak that killed four people and hospitalized 31, CDC says
Enoki mushrooms are linked to four deaths and 31 hospitalizations in what the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says was a multistate listeria outbreak that is now presumed to be over. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blue Bell Creameries Agrees to Plead Guilty and Pay $19.35 Million for Ice Cream Listeria Contamination – Former Company President Charged
Blue Bell Creameries, FDA OCI, guilty plea, listeria, L. mono, adulterated, ice cream, criminal fine, 205 listeriosis outbreak, former president, scheme cover up, forfeiture, False Claims Act, insanitary, civil settlement, Paul Kruse, felony (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - May 6, 2020 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Blue Bell Pleads Guilty in 2015 Ice Cream Listeria Outbreak
The ice cream company pleaded guilty and agreed to pay more than $19 million in fines and settlements related to the 2015 episode, federal prosecutors said Friday. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christopher Mele Tags: Food Contamination and Poisoning Listeriosis Recalls and Bans of Products Shutdowns (Institutional) Kruse, Paul (1954- ) Blue Bell Creameries LP Food and Drug Administration Brenham (Tex) Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts Factories and Manuf Source Type: news

Preliminary Incidence and Trends of Infections with Pathogens Transmitted Commonly Through Food --- Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network, 10 U.S. Sites, 2016--2019
This report indicates that incidence of infections caused by Listeria, Salmonella, and Shigella remained unchanged, and those caused by all other pathogens reported to the Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network increased during 2019. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - April 30, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Foodborne Disease MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Salmonella Shigellosis Source Type: news

Euromed ’s Olive Leaf Extract Demonstrates Antibacterial Properties in...
This Olive Leaf Extract from Euromed inhibits growth of Listeria monocytogenes – which introduces an exciting potential adjunct to help control foodborne pathogens.(PRWeb April 15, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/euromeds_olive_leaf_extract_demonstrates_antibacterial_properties_in_published_novel_study/prweb17048096.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

We Need to Rethink Our Food System to Prevent the Next Pandemic
Once a dangerous new pathogen is out, as we are seeing, it can be difficult if not impossible to prevent it going global. One as contagious as SARS-CoV-2 has the potential to infect the whole of humanity. Eighty per cent of cases may be benign, but with such a large pool of susceptible hosts, the numbers who experience severe illness and die can still be shockingly high. So the only sensible answer to the question, how do we stop this from happening again, is: by doing all we can to prevent such pathogens infecting humans in the first place. And that means taking a long, hard look at our relationship with the natural world...
Source: TIME: Health - April 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laura Spinney Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Enoki Mushrooms From Korea Linked to Deadly U.S. Listeria Outbreak
THURSDAY, March 12, 2020 -- Enoki mushrooms from Korea are the likely cause of a deadly Listeria outbreak in the United States that has sickened 36 people in 17 states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Illnesses started... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

4 Dead, 32 Ill From Recalled Enoki Mushrooms
Four people have died and 32 more have been sickened in a deadly listeria outbreak traced to recalled enoki mushrooms from the company Sun Hong Foods. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Enoki mushrooms recalled after deadly listeria outbreak
36 people across 17 states have been infected and at least 30 people have been hospitalized. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Listeria Outbreak Linked To Recalled Enoki Mushrooms Sickens 3 In Mass., Rhode Island
(CBS/CNN) — Four people have died and 30 have been hospitalized with listeria, likely after eating recalled enoki mushrooms from the company Sun Hong Foods, authorities said. Two of the cases are in Massachusetts and one is in Rhode Island, according to the CDC. Sun Hong Foods recalled the mushrooms Monday because they may be contaminated with listeria, according to the FDA’s website. Sun Hong Foods, Inc. Recalls Enoki Mushroom Because of Possible Health Risk https://t.co/DhdXasjZiD pic.twitter.com/fO0IbwMnEk — U.S. FDA (@FDArecalls) March 10, 2020 Four deaths have been reported in California, Hawaii an...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Consumer Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Listeria Recall Source Type: news

CDC: 4 dead, 30 hospitalized amid mushroom-linked listeria outbreak
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it is investigating a deadly listeria outbreak linked to mushrooms imported from South Korea that has killed at least four people and hospitalized 30 others. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

4 deaths, 30 hospitalizations linked to listeria outbreak in recalled enoki mushrooms
Four people have died and 30 have been hospitalized with listeria, likely after eating recalled enoki mushrooms from the company Sun Hong Foods, authorities said. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Advancing frozen food safety: UGA evaluates environmental monitoring programs
(American Frozen Food Institute) Arlington, Va. - New research funded by the Frozen Food Foundation evaluates current environmental monitoring practices being implemented across the frozen food industry to prevent and control Listeria monocytogenes (Lm). The findings were published in the Jan. 24, 2020, Journal of Food Protection ® . (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 24, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Protein snack trays in 10 states recalled over listeria fears
Potentially tainted hard-boiled eggs prompts pulling of food products from convenience stores and vending machines. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Egg recall prompts health alert over Cheesewich meal
Food recall over listeria contamination fears has affected dozens of products sold nationwide by many companies. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ready-to-eat breakfast kits sold by Cheesewich recalled over listeria fears
Almark's hard-boiled eggs are thought to be the culprits in an outbreak of listeria infections that have sickened seven and killed one. Now, it's expanded its recall to include ramen and breakfast kits. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Egg recall prompts health alert over Cheesewich meals
Widening food recall over listeria contamination fears has affected dozens of products sold nationwide. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vegetable ramen recalled across the US over listeria due to listeria fears in eggs
Veggie Noodle Co is the latest company to recall its product because it is made with hard-boiled eggs that have been implicated in a multi-state outbreak that has killed one and sickened six others. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Veggie ramen sold nationwide recalled over listeria concerns
Another food maker pulls products from stores in listeria outbreak that's led to one death and sickened four others. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boiled egg recall spreads to Walmart, Kroger, Costco and others
A recall of hard-boiled eggs and egg salads linked to a deadly listeria outbreak has been expanded from Trader Joe's. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Keep Listeria Out of Your Kitchen
Keep Listeria at bay by keeping your refrigerator temperature low and carefully cleaning kitchen surfaces. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - December 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

More Hard-Boiled Eggs Recalled for Listeria
Almark Foods has expanded its recall of hard-boiled eggs to include products sold at grocery stores and major retailers nationwide, including Costco, Walmart, Kroger, and Trader Joes. The eggs may be tainted with Listeria bacteria. So far, 4 people have been hospitalized and 1 has died in the current outbreak. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A hard-boiled egg recall expands to products sold at Walmart and Trader Joe's following a deadly listeria outbreak
The expanded recall follows a deadly listeria outbreak reported in five states. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hard Boiled Eggs: What May Be Behind This Deadly Listeria Outbreak
The CDC has announced yet another Listeria monocytogenes outbreak. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Deadly listeria outbreak tied to hard-boiled eggs
Seven people in five states infected after eating contaminated food, with one person dying and four hospitalized. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

C.D.C. Links Deadly Listeria Outbreak to Hard-Boiled Egg Plant in Georgia
Seven people in five states have been infected with the listeria strain, resulting in several hospitalizations and one death. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mariel Padilla Tags: Food Contamination and Poisoning Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Food and Drug Administration Georgia Almark Foods Listeria Monocytogenes Listeriosis Eggs Source Type: news

Packaged hard-boiled eggs have been linked to a deadly Listeria outbreak, the CDC warns
The CDC released a nationwide alert. warning retailers and consumers not to serve, sell, use or consume eggs produced by Almark Foods in Gainesville, Georgia. The product has not yet been recalled. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Packaged hard-boiled eggs linked to listeria outbreak has left one dead and sickened another six
So far, cases have been reported in Florida, Maine, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Texas. Four people have been hospitalized including the patient who died, from Texas. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deadly listeria outbreak tied to hard-boiled eggs
Seven people in five states infected after eating contaminated food, with one person dying and four hospitalized. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Packaged Hard-Boiled Eggs Linked To Deadly Listeria Outbreak, CDC Warns
(CNN) — A deadly, multistate outbreak of Listeria infections has been linked to packaged hard-boiled eggs, and retailers and consumers are warned not to serve, sell, use or consume the products. The peeled eggs were packaged in plastic pails by Almark Foods in Gainesville, Georgia, according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which along with the US Food and Drug Administration is investigating. They were sold nationwide to food service operators, so consumers likely would find them in a store or a restaurant, the CDC said. Four of seven people who reported infections across five states have been hospita...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Listeria Source Type: news

White Castle issues recall of frozen sliders over possible listeria contamination
White Castle has issued a voluntary recall of multiple products for possible listeria contamination. The recall affects a limited number of frozen six-pack cheeseburgers, frozen six-pack hamburgers, frozen six-pack pack jalapeno cheeseburgers, 16-pack hamburgers and 16-pack cheeseburgers, according to the US Food and Drug Administration. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

White Castle recalls frozen burgers over listeria fears
Fast-food chain says bacteria that can cause serious infection linked to one of its manufacturing plants. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

White Castle Frozen Burgers Recalled for Listeria
The White Castle recall is for 6-pack cheeseburgers, 6-pack hamburgers, 6-pack jalapeno cheeseburgers, 16-pack hamburgers, and 16-pack cheeseburgers with best by dates ranging from 04 Aug 2020 to 17 Aug 2020. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

White Castle recalls hundreds of boxes of frozen sliders over listeria fears  
White Castle has issued a voluntary recall of five varieties of its frozen sliders after a third-party laboratory found listeria in a sample from one of the company's manufacturing facilities. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

White Castle recalls frozen burgers over listeria fears
Fast-food chain says bacteria that can cause serious infection linked to one of its manufacturing plants. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA: Listeria Yet Again, Here Is A Sushi, Salad, And Spring Roll Recall
They may take our broccoli florets, our chicken, and our sausage products, but they will never take our sushi. Well, actually they can. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Another Listeria Outbreak Leads To Sushi, Salad And Spring Roll Recall
They may take our broccoli florets, our chicken, and our sausage products, but they will never take our sushi. Well, actually they can. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Sushi, salads and spring rolls recalled on listeria fears
Products are sold in 31 states and Washington, D.C., by Trader Joe's, 7-Eleven, Walgreens and other retailers. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sushi sold at retailers like Trader Joe's and 7-Eleven recalled over listeria concerns
Ready-to-eat sushi, salads and spring rolls are being recalled voluntarily over fears of listeria contamination. The Fuji Food products are sold in 31 states and Washington, D.C. at retailers including Trader Joe's, 7-Eleven and Walgreens. The products are packed in plastic, with most having sell-by dates of Nov. 22 to Dec. 6. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Several Trader Joe ’ s Products Recalled Over Possible Listeria Contamination
BOSTON (CBS/CNN) — Trader Joe’s has announced a voluntary recall of several of its products that may have been contaminated with listeria. So far there are no reports of anyone getting sick, but the company said it is taking the measures as a precaution. Each of the products are packaged in plastic trays with clear lids. The Trader Joe’s brand food items listed in the recall include ready-to-eat meals of California Rolls, Classic California Rolls with Brown Rice & Avocado, Spicy California Rolls, Tempura Shrimp Crunch Rolls, Tofu Spring Rolls, Shrimp Spring Rolls, Smoked Salmon Philly Roll, Smoked Sal...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Consumer Featured Health Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Listeria Recall Trader Joe's Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Dec. 4, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Sushi, Salads and Spring Rolls Recalled Due to Possible Listeria Contamination Possible listeria contamination has triggered the recall of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 4, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Sushi, salads and spring rolls recalled on listeria fears
Products are sold in 31 states and Washington, D.C., by Trader Joe's, 7-Eleven, Walgreens and other retailers. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news