Updated: Watts Brothers Farms Organic Mixed Vegetables, Organic Super Sweet Corn, And Organic Peas And Trader Joe's Organic Super Sweet Corn Recalled Because Of Possible Health Risk
ConAgra Foods is voluntarily recalling Watts Brothers Farms Organic Mixed Vegetables, Organic Super Sweet Corn (Yellow/Gold), and Organic Peas and Trader Joe’s Organic Super Sweet Corn due to the potential for these products to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. This voluntary action is being undertaken because the Watts Brothers and Trader Joe’s recalled products contain vegetables that are part of the recent CRF Frozen Foods recall. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 7, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Schulze and Burch Biscuit Co. Recalls Various Millville Protein Chewy Bars Products Because of Possible Health Risk
Schulze and Burch Biscuit Co., of Chicago, ILL is voluntarily recalling a variety of Millville Protein Chewy Bars products 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. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 6, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Creative Snacks Co. Issues Recall on Sunflower Seeds and Trail Mixes Including Sunflower Seeds
Creative Snacks Co. of Greensboro, North Carolina is recalling specific lot codes of bulk and packaged sunflower seed products due to the potential presence of Listeria monocytogenes. We have been notified by SunOpta, our sunflower seed supplier, that the company has issued a voluntary recall for sunflower seeds that were processed in their Crookston, Minnesota facility between February 1, 2016 and February 19, 2016. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 6, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Wheatberry Salad
Publix Super Markets Inc. is issuing a voluntary recall for Wheatberry Salad. The product is available in plastic containers available in the Publix Delis. The sunflower kernels used in the salad are involved with the larger nationwide recall due to Listeria monocytogenes. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 6, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Watts Brothers Farms Organic Mixed Vegetables, Organic Super Sweet Corn, And Organic Peas And Trader Joe's Organic Super Sweet Corn Recalled Because Of Possible Health Risk
ConAgra Foods is voluntarily recalling Watts Brothers Farms Organic Mixed Vegetables, Organic Super Sweet Corn (Yellow/Gold), and Organic Peas and Trader Joe's Organic Super Sweet Corn due to the potential for these products to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. This voluntary action is being undertaken because the Watts Brothers and Trader Joe's recalled products contain vegetables that are part of the recent CRF Frozen Foods recall. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 6, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Pita Pal Foods, LP Recalls Corn Relish Salad, Texas Caviar Salad, Mediterranean 3 Bean Salad And Chipotle Quinoa Salad Because Of Possible Health Risk
Pita Pal Foods, LP of Houston, Texas is recalling Corn Relish Salad, Texas Caviar Salad, Mediterranean 3 Bean Salad and Chipotle Quinoa Salad 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 - May 6, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Hickory Harvest Recalls Certain Sunflower Kernel Products Because Of Possible Listeria Monocytogenes
Hickory Harvest Foods, under advice from its sunflower kernel supplier, SunOpta, is recalling a limited number of products that have the potential to be contaminated with Usteria 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 - May 6, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Hundreds of Frozen Fruits and Veggies Recalled Over Listeria Outbreak (FREE)
By Kristin J. Kelley Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS Your frozen fruits and vegetables — organic and conventional alike — could be contaminated with Listeria … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - May 6, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

TreeHouse Foods Issues Voluntary Product Recall Due to Possible Health Risk
TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE: THS) today announced the voluntary recall of products that may be impacted by sunflower seeds contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes (L.mono). (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 5, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Updated: CRF Frozen Foods Expands Voluntary Recall to Include All Frozen Vegetable and Fruit Products Due To Possible Health Risk
As a precaution, CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco, Washington is expanding its voluntary recall of frozen organic and traditional fruits and vegetables. We are performing this voluntary recall in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) because these products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 5, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

National Sunflower Seed Recall Affects 100 Snack Products
This is just plain nuts.  As if recalled fruits and veggies weren't enough drama for the week, another huge recall now affects snack products that contain or may have come in contact with Listeria contaminated sunflower seeds. About 100 products are being recalled, affecting a large number of brands and grocery chains, including Planters Sunflower Kernels and trail mixes and trail mix bars sold at Walmart, Meijer, Top, Hy-Vee and Publix. Even a Trader Joe's salad is affected, as it contains potentially contaminated seeds. And recall statements have been issued by TreeH...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 5, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Is There Gunk On Your Greens? 4 Things To Know About The Listeria Recall
The FDA issued a big recall of frozen foods this week. Here’s what you need to know about the nasty bug that’s causing all the problems. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brown & Haley Issues Voluntary Recall of Mountain Thins "Trail Mix" Flavor Because of Possible Health Risk
Brown & Haley of Tacoma, Washington is taking the precautionary measure of voluntarily recalling certain lots of Mountain Thins "Trail Mix" flavor that may be impacted by sunflower seeds 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. (Sour...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 5, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Giant Eagle Voluntarily Recalls Bulk Sunflower Seeds Sold at Ohio Market District Stores
Giant Eagle supplier SunOpta has informed the company that sunflower seeds sold in the bulk section of four Pittsburgh area Market District stores have been voluntarily recalled due to possible Listeria monocytogenes (Listeria) contamination. The affected product was sold in the bulk foods sections of the Waterworks, Township of Pine, Shadyside and South Hills Village Market District locations with a PLU of 65167. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 5, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Kroger Recalls Sunflower Products after Supplier Listeria Concern
The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) said today it is recalling Kroger Sunflower Salad Toppers, Kroger Sunflower Kernels, and Kroger Cranberry Delight Trail Mix because a supplier indicated sunflower kernels may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which could result in severe illness to those individuals who may consume these products. No customer illnesses have been reported to date. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 5, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Giant Eagle Voluntarily Recalls Bulk Sunflower Seeds Sold at Pittsburgh Market District Stores
Giant Eagle supplier SunOpta has informed the company that sunflower seeds sold in the bulk section of four Pittsburgh area Market District stores have been voluntarily recalled due to possible Listeria monocytogenes (Listeria) contamination. The affected product was sold in the bulk foods sections of the Waterworks, Township of Pine, Shadyside and South Hills Village Market District locations with a PLU of 65167. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 5, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Market District Voluntarily Recalls Bulk Sunflower Seeds
Giant Eagle supplier SunOpta has informed the company that sunflower seeds sold in the bulk section of its Carmel Market District have been voluntarily recalled due to possible Listeria monocytogenes (Listeria) contamination. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 5, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Giant Eagle Voluntarily Recalls Bulk Sunflower Seeds Sold at Select Giant Eagle and Market District Stores
Giant Eagle supplier SunOpta has informed the company that sunflower seeds sold in the bulk section of four northeast Ohio area Giant Eagle and Market District stores have been voluntarily recalled due to possible Listeria monocytogenes (Listeria) contamination. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 5, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Listeria: Frozen Food Fruits and Vegetable Recall
  Check your freezer for dated packages of frozen fruits and veggies. In a CRF Frozen Foods press release the company expanded a voluntary recall to include more than 350 products because of potential listeria contamination. Check the "best by" dates and the UPC codes on your packages. Here's the full product list from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. A [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 5, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Sunflower kernels recalled for possible listeria contamination
Baseball players may want to pay attention to this recall today: SunOpta is voluntarily recalling some of its sunflower kernels over possible listeria contamination, according to the Food and Drug Administration. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recall of Certain Sunflower Kernel Products Due to Possible Listeria Monocytogenes
SunOpta is voluntarily recalling a limited number of sunflower kernel products that 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 - May 4, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Frozen fruits and vegetables recalled over listeria fears
Products sold at Costco, Walmart, Safeway, Trader Joe's and other stores across the U.S and Canada recalled due to potentially dangerous bacteria (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CRF Frozen Foods Expands Recall on Listeria Concerns
The recall covers 358 products made over the past two years, up from 15 frozen vegetable products when the action was first announced, U.S. food inspectors said. (Source: WSJ.com: Health)
Source: WSJ.com: Health - May 4, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: PAID Source Type: news

Pasco company recalls frozen vegetables linked to listeria
SEATTLE (AP) — A Pasco, Washington, company has expanded its recall of frozen vegetables linked to a listeria outbreak that has sickened eight people. (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - May 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Listeria prompts recall of 42 brands of frozen fruits and veggies
CRF Frozen Foods announced Tuesday that it's expanding a voluntary recall of frozen organic and non-organic fruits and vegetables because of possible health risks. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Immunotherapy Vaccine for Mesothelioma Gets High Marks
Immunotherapy vaccine CRS-207 is moving closer to changing the way malignant pleural mesothelioma will be treated in the future. CRS-207 produced a startling 94 percent disease control rate when combined with a chemotherapy cocktail of cisplatin and pemetrexed in a recent, multicenter clinical trial. Thoracic oncologist Dr. Thierry Jahan of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center detailed the results last week at the 2016 European Lung Cancer Conference. “We’ve seen a really impressive response,” Jahan said. “It’s an impressive signal for a study like this.” ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 3, 2016 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tim Povtak Tags: Treatment & Doctors Source Type: news

CRF Frozen Foods Expands Voluntary Recall to Include All Frozen Vegetable and Fruit Products Due To Possible Health Risk
As a precaution, CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco, Washington is expanding its voluntary recall of frozen organic and traditional fruits and vegetables. We are performing this voluntary recall in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) because these products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 3, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Dole investigated over Listeria outbreak in Canada, U.S.
Produce seller Dole is now the subject of a U.S. Department of Justice investigation in connection with a deadly listeria outbreak in Canada and the U.S. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Dole under U.S. probe after deadly Listeria outbreak
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Dole Food Co Inc [DFCI.UL] said on Friday the U.S. Department of Justice was investigating a deadly Listeria monocytogenes outbreak linked to packaged salad products from its processing plant in Springfield, Ohio. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Dole Knew About Listeria Problem at Salad Plant, F.D.A. Report Says
Four people died and 33 became ill in a listeria outbreak. The Justice Department is investigating. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: STEPHANIE STROM Tags: Dole Food Company Inc Food and Drug Administration Food Contamination and Poisoning Listeriosis Source Type: news

Huge Frozen Vegetables Recall Affects 35 States
Well, this certainly disrupts our peas of mind. CRF Frozen Foods is recalling 15 frozen vegetable products sold in 35 U.S. states, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced. The packages were sold under the brand names True Goodness by Meijer, Wellsley Farms Organic, Organic by Nature, and Schwan's.   The items -- which include frozen peas, corn and mixed vegetables -- "have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes." The bacterium can cause serious infections in anyone, though pregnant women, newborns, older adults and those with weakened immune systems are espec...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CRF Frozen Foods Recalls Frozen Vegetables Due to Possible Health Risk
CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco, Washington is voluntarily recalling fifteen frozen vegetable items that 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 - April 23, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

OLMA-XXI, Inc. Recalls Norven Herring in Oil Because of Possible Health Risk
OLMA-XXI, Inc. of Brooklyn, NY, is recalling NORVEN herring in oil, Lot 530611, 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 15, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Listeria fear prompts potato, macaroni salads recall
Pre-packaged deli-style salads made by Oregon-based Reser's Fine Foods could carry Listeria-contaminated onions (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reser's Fine Foods, Inc. Recalls Refrigerated Salads Because of Possible Health Risk Due to Onion Supplier Recall
Reser's Fine Foods, Inc. of Beaverton, Oregon is recalling nineteen refrigerated salad items due to notification from one of our ingredient suppliers that Listeria monocytogenes may be present in one lot of onions that was used in the manufacture of these salads. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometime fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and individuals with weakened immune systems. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 12, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

[Research Article] Term-seq reveals abundant ribo-regulation of antibiotics resistance in bacteria
Riboswitches and attenuators are cis-regulatory RNA elements, most of which control bacterial gene expression via metabolite-mediated, premature transcription termination. We developed an unbiased experimental approach for genome-wide discovery of such ribo-regulators in bacteria. We also devised an experimental platform that quantitatively measures the in vivo activity of all such regulators in parallel and enables rapid screening for ribo-regulators that respond to metabolites of choice. Using this approach, we detected numerous antibiotic-responsive ribo-regulators that control antibiotic resistance genes in pathogens a...
Source: ScienceNOW - April 8, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Daniel Dar Source Type: news

Fresh From Texas Recalls Apple Product Because Of Possible Health Risk
Fresh from Texas of San Antonio, Texas is voluntarily recalling multiple products containing sliced red apples which are identified below 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. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 6, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

​Blue Bell reports possible source of listeria outbreak
Blue Bell Creameries has traced the source of its listeria outbreak back to a small room at its plant in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, according to the Associated Press. The Brenham, Texas-based company told the Food and Drug Administration that clean equipment was stored in a room at the plant that had a floor drain. Blue Bell said the investigations showed listeria particles may have washed into the drainage system and settled in the room with the small drain, the AP reports. Additionally, the company… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 5, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Laura Furr Source Type: news

Some 'Wylwood' Frozen Broccoli Recalled Over Listeria Fears
Dangerous bacteria was found in one package of broccoli, company says. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

​Blue Bell reports possible source of listeria outbreak
Blue Bell Creameries has traced the source of its listeria outbreak back to a small room at its plant in Arrowhead, Oklahoma, according to the Associated Press. The Brenham, Texas-based company told the Food and Drug Administration that clean equipment was stored in a room at the plant that had a floor drain. Blue Bell said the investigations showed listeria particles may have washed into the drainage system and settled in the room with the small drain, the AP reports. Additionally, the company… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 4, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Laura Furr Source Type: news

Blue Bell: Not All Sources of Listeria Identified; Controls in Place
Blue Bell Creameries told inspectors that nearly one year after a deadly listeria outbreak, it hasn’t nailed down all the sources of contamination. (Source: WSJ.com: Health)
Source: WSJ.com: Health - April 4, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: PAID Source Type: news

Frozen broccoli recalled over listeria concerns
UPI StaffWASHINGTON, April 3 (UPI) -- The South America-based Alimentos Congelados recalled 1,800 cases of frozen broccoli sold in 11 states over concerns of listeria contamination. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Company recalls frozen broccoli cuts sold in 11 states
A company is voluntarily recalling frozen broccoli cuts sold in 11 states over fears of Listeria contamination. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Company recalls frozen broccoli cuts sold in 11 states
A company is voluntarily recalling frozen broccoli cuts sold in 11 states over fears of Listeria contamination. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alimentos Congelados, S.A. Recalls Frozen Broccoli Cuts Because of Possible Health Risk
Alimentos Congelados, S.A. (Pinula) is voluntarily recalling 1,800 cases of Frozen Broccoli Cuts 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 1, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

CDC: Outbreak linked to Dole Springfield 'appears to be over'
The Centers for Disease Control says a listeria outbreak linked to Dole Foods' Springfield plant "appears to be over." The CDC has been inveatigating the outbreak, linked to packaged salads produced at the Springfield facility, since September with cases going back to July 2015. It said in its final update on the outbreak Thursday that it has not isolated a case since the week of Jan. 31. In total, 33 people in the U.S. and Canada were reported to have been infected. The CDC says a total of 19… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 1, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tristan Navera Source Type: news

'Listeria on rye'? Many U.S. deli meat slicers cut corners on cleanliness
HealthDay News The next time you sidle up to the deli counter for a sandwich, you may want to think about how often the meat slicer gets cleaned. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news