'Listeria on Rye'? Many U.S. Deli Meat Slicers Cut Corners on Cleanliness
Cross-country survey by CDC finds untimely meat slicer cleaning, which could sicken you (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - March 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Listeria on Rye'? Many U.S. Deli Meat Slicers Cut Corners on Cleanliness
Cross-country survey by CDC finds untimely meat slicer cleaning, which could sicken you Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Food Safety, Listeria Infections (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Listeria on Rye'? Many U.S. Deli Meat Slicers Cut Corners on Cleanliness
THURSDAY, March 31, 2016 -- 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. That's because a new federal government survey of a sample of delis across the United... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 31, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Smallbatch Pets Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Frozen Dog Duckbatch Sliders Due to Possible Salmonella and Listeria Monocytogenes Health Risk
Smallbatch Pets Inc. is voluntarily recalling one lot of frozen dog duckbatch sliders due to their potential to be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 26, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Listeria outbreak linked to raw milk from Pennsylvania farm
Brooks HaysBIRD-IN-HAND, Pa., March 20 (UPI) -- New evidence tied a deadly 2014 listeria outbreak to raw milk from an organic farm in Pennsylvania. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization–Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry as a First-Line Diagnostic Modality in Bacterial Meningitis and Septicemia: a Report of Five Cases
The matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization–time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) technology has been shown to be a cost-effective, efficient, and reliable system for performing bacterial identifications. It has a number of potential advantages in clinical care. Here, we describe five life-threatening infections caused by either Listeria monocytogenes or Neisseria meningitidis that were diagnosed by using the MALDI-TOF MS system. The system proved particularly useful when the Gram-stained-smear results were misleading or inconclusive. (Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter)
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - March 19, 2016 Category: Microbiology Authors: Priya Nori, Wendy Szymczak, Connie Park, Philip Gialanella, Iona Munjal, Philip Chung, Yi Guo, Julie Williamson, Belinda Ostrowsky, Michael Levi Tags: Case Report Source Type: news

Raw milk from Pennsylvania linked to 2 listeria cases, 1 death
Two cases of listeria from two years ago have been traced to raw milk from an organic farm in Pennsylvania, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - March 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Raw milk linked to listeria illness and death
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deadly listeria outbreak linked to raw milk
Health officials warn about risk of bacteria in unpasteurized milk from an organic farm (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New compounds discovered as candidates for new antimicrobial drugs against Listeria infection
(Umea University) Scientists at Umeå Centre for Microbial Research have discovered chemical compounds which are able to attenuate the virulence of the bacterial human pathogen Listeria monocytogenes. Their findings are published today in the high impact journal Cell Chemical Biology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 17, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Starbucks sandwiches recalled in 3 states due to Listeria fears
Starbucks breakfast sandwiches in 250 stores were recalled last week for fear the products may have been contaminated with listeria. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - March 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Progressive Gourment Inc. Issues Alert on Sausage Egg Cheese Muffin Because of Possible Health Risk
Progressive Gourmet Inc. of Wilmington, MA, is recalling its 6 ounce packages of Sausage, Egg, and Cheddar Cheese on English Muffin breakfast sandwiches manufactured for Starbucks Coffee Co. out of the abundance of caution because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. 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 - March 5, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Maytag Dairy Farms Blue Cheese Sold at 17 Select Schnuck Markets Recalled Due to Possible Health Risk
Maytag Blue Cheese has been voluntarily recalled from 17 Schnuck Markets locations due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The potential for contamination was discovered after testing by the State of Iowa at Maytag Dairy Farms, Inc., Newton Iowa, revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 4, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Loki Fish Company Recalls Smoked Pink Salmon Because of Possible Health Risk
Loki Fish Company of Seattle, WA is voluntarily recalling two lots of Wild Smoked Pink Salmon Portions, due to a positive test result for 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 - March 4, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

BI-LO Store in Glennville, GA Recalls Cantaloupes Due to Potential Health Risk
BI-LO, LLC, today announced an immediate recall for one BI-LO store in Glennville, GA (#5744) for fresh products containing cantaloupe, 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 - March 3, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Hy-Vee Voluntarily Recalls Maytag Blue Cheese Because Of Possible Health Risk
Hy-Vee, Inc., based in West Des Moines, Iowa, is voluntarily recalling Maytag Raw Milk Blue Cheese across its eight-state region due to possible contamination 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. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 3, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Moffitt Launches New Mesothelioma Clinical Trials in Tampa
The mesothelioma program at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa opened two new clinical trials recently, expanding efforts to provide patients throughout the state with more treatment options. Both mesothelioma-specific, phase II trials are designed as second-line therapies involving options that have shown success with other types of cancer. “If a patient is willing and able, we would encourage them to look at these opportunities,” said Dr. Tawee Tanvetyanon, Moffitt medical oncologist and mesothelioma specialist. “People look to trials today because they can find the newest, and sometimes the best,...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - March 3, 2016 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tim Povtak Tags: Research & Clinical Trials Source Type: news

Whole Foods Recalls Blue Cheese Over Listeria Concerns
Maytag blue cheese is being recalled by the grocery chain. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Whole Foods recalls cheese because of listeria risk
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whole Foods Recalls Maytag Blue Cheese Due To Listeria Risk
Blue cheese fans, check your fridges. On Tuesday Whole Foods Market announced a recall of Maytag Raw Milk Blue Cheese due to possible risk of Listeria monocytogenes. Stores nationwide have recalled the product.  This particular cheese is sold in clear plastic wrap with labels in several different weights reading “Maytag Blue Raw Milk,” “Maytag Blue” or “Maytag Iowa Blue Cheese.” Items in question have PLU numbers beginning with 293308 and “sell-by” dates of 1/20/2016 and 3/21/16, according to the Food and Drug Administration. No illnesses associated w...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: Drug labels for the Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha (TNFα) blockers now include warnings about infection with Legionella and Listeria bacteria
[9-07-2011] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing healthcare professionals that the Boxed Warning for the entire class of Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha (TNFα) blockers has been updated to include the risk of infection from two bacterial pathogens, Legionella and Listeria. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - March 2, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Tesco recalls flavoured butter over food poisoning fear
Customers who return items will be offered full refund (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: flavoured Tesco Listeria monocytogenes food poisoning recall butters Source Type: news

Whole Foods Market Recalls Maytag Blue Cheese Because Of Possible Health Risk
Whole Foods Market in Austin, Texas is voluntarily recalling Maytag Raw Milk Blue Cheese nationally due to possible contamination 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. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 1, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

FDA: Listeria found at cheese plant with mislabeled products
Records obtained by CBS News show cheese at Castle Cheese was stored in an un-refrigerated room; and Listeria was found ten times (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maytag Dairy Farms Expands Voluntary Recall Of Blue Cheese Products Due To Possible Health Risk
Maytag Dairy Farms is expanding its voluntary recall of Maytag Blue blue cheese wedges, wheels and crumbles because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The organism 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 - February 27, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Maytag Dairy Farms Voluntarily Recalls Blue Cheese Products Due to Possible Health Risk
Maytag Dairy Farms is voluntarily recalling 5 lots of "Maytag Blue" blue cheese wedges and wheels and 15 batches of blue cheese crumbles 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 - February 20, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Maytag Dairy Farms Expands Voluntary Recall of Blue Cheese Due to Food Safety Concern
Maytag Dairy Farms in Newton, IA today announced a voluntary recall of lot number 150482 of Maytag Raw Milk Blue Cheese due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. This follows the recall of lot number 150481 that was announced this past weekend. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 19, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Maytag Dairy Farms Issues Voluntary Recall of Blue Cheese Due to Food Safety Concern
Maytag Dairy Farms in Newton, IA today announced a voluntary recall of lot number 150481 of Maytag Raw Milk Blue Cheese due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 19, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Forever Cheese Recalls Imported Mitica Brand Pecorino Aged Cheese in Walnut Leaves For Possible Health Risk
Forever Cheese Inc. of Long Island City, NY, is recalling 40 cases of Mitica brand Pecorino Aged Cheese in Walnut Leaves (Pecorino Foglie di Noci) from one specific production code 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 pregna...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 17, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Whole Foods Market Recalls Pecorino Aged Cheese in Walnut Leaves in Two Stores Due to Possible Health Risk
Whole Foods Market of Austin, Texas is recalling Pecorino Aged Cheese in Walnut Leaves sold in one Florida and one New York, NY store, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 17, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Sainsbury's, Asda and Co-op withdraw French cheese Camembert over Listeria fears
The bug is linked to miscarriage and is also a danger to the elderly and people who are already sick and so have a weakened immune system - and can take up eight weeks to appear. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Good Side of Viruses
While we have extensively studied the role of bacteria that call our bodies' home, we have yet to achieve that level of understanding with viruses. In fact, the study of the populations of viruses that exist in the human body, the virome, is in its infancy. We generally consider viruses an enemy that can cause diseases from the common cold to Ebola. New viruses are discovered regularly and scientists are beginning to appreciate the diversity of viruses and their roles in nature. Some don't infect people at all, while others are actually beneficial members of the human microbiome. The microbiome is the collection of microb...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 3, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Listeria: Hypervirulent strains with cerebral and placental tropism
A large-scale study based on almost 7,000 strains of Listeria monocytogenes -- the bacterium responsible for human listeriosis, a severe foodborne infection -- has concluded. Through the integrative analysis of epidemiological, clinical and microbiological data, the researchers have revealed the highly diverse pathogenicity of isolates belonging to this bacterial species. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 2, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Increased risk of bacterial infection if food is exposed to light
Listeria bacterium found in food, which can infect people and cause temporary gastro-intestinal distress, is a serious health risk for pregnant women and for people with compromised immune systems. According to a dissertation, the bacterium, which sometimes causes the lethal illness listeriosis, reacts to light by activating defense mechanisms. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 2, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Increased risk of bacterial infection if food is exposed to light
(Umea University) Listeria bacterium found in food, which can infect people and cause temporary gastro-intestinal distress, is a serious health risk for pregnant women and for people with compromised immune systems. According to a dissertation from Umeå University in Sweden, the bacterium, which sometimes causes the lethal illness listeriosis, reacts to light by activating defense mechanisms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 2, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Listeria: Hypervirulent strains with cerebral and placental tropism
(Institut Pasteur) Researchers from the Institut Pasteur, Inserm, CNRS and Paris Descartes - Sorbonne Paris Cité University recently published a large-scale study in Nature Genetics based on almost 7,000 strains of Listeria monocytogenes -- the bacterium responsible for human listeriosis, a severe foodborne infection. Through the integrative analysis of epidemiological, clinical and microbiological data, the researchers have revealed the highly diverse pathogenicity of isolates belonging to this bacterial species. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 2, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Two more states see listeria cases
Connecticut and Missouri have joined the list of states affected by a listeria outbreak that has killed one person and hospitalized 15 others, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. The CDC said last week that salads sold under ... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - January 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One Death Linked To Listeria In Dole Packaged Salad
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Packaged salads produced at a Dole facility in Ohio are linked to one death in Michigan, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. The CDC said 12 people in six states have been hospitalized in the outbreak since July after eating salads sold under the names Dole, Fresh Selections, Simple Truth, Marketside, The Little Salad Bar and President's Choice. The CDC said it linked the outbreak to the Dole salads this month after Ohio agriculture officials found listeria in a bag bought at a retail location. The strain of listeria was "highly related genetically" to the listeria that ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 25, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Death Reported in Dole Salad Listeria Outbreak
(Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

At What Age Does the Risk of Infant Listeria Infection Decrease?
Discussion Neonatal bacterial infections are commonly caused by Group B Streptococcus, enteric gram-negative organisms such as Escherichia coli, coagulase negative Staphylococcus, Listeria monocytogenes and Haemophilus influenza. Infections are usually because of transplacental infection or ascending infection from the mother’s genitourinary tract. Empiric treatment for suspected sepsis for neonates is usually combined IV aminoglycoside and expanded-spectrum penicillin antibiotic therapy in the US and Canada and this combination specifically covers for Listeria. Listeria monocytogenes was first discovered in 1927 an...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 25, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Deadly listeria outbreak linked to Dole salad
One person has died and 12 others are hospitalized after eating packaged salads linked to a listeria outbreak. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - January 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dole recalls salad after Listeria outbreak kills 1, sickens several in 6 states
Doug G. WareATLANTA, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Federal health officials have traced an outbreak of Listerosis to salad packaged by Dole, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1 dead from listeria outbreak linked to Dole salads
Packaged salads sold under a number of different brand names sickened at least a dozen people, officials say (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1 Dead After Listeria Outbreak Linked to Packaged Salad
All affected salads were processed in Springfield, Ohio, according to the CDC. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Listeria-contaminated salad from Dole Food kills one: CDC
(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said one person had died and 12 were hospitalized from a multi-state listeria outbreak linked to packaged salads produced by Dole Food in its facility in Springfield, Ohio. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Listeria outbreak, salad suspected
One person has died and 12 others are hospitalized after eating packaged salad that is linked to a Listeria outbreak tied to a Dole plant in Springfield, Ohio. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blue Bell says ice cream is safe despite potential concern
Company is in the midst of returning its products to stores after it recalled ice cream and halted sales last year due to listeria contamination at some plants (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blue Bell: Better testing finds potential listeria presence
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Big Dog Natural Recalls Chicken and Fish Supreme Dog Food Due to Possible Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes Health Risk
Big Dog Natural of Brick, NJ is voluntary recalling a select production lot of Big Dog Natural raw dehydrated dog food Chicken Supreme potentially contaminated with Salmonella and Fish Supreme potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes that was shipped in the week of 10/31/2015 to 11/13/2015 to online customers. Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - January 4, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

DOJ Probes Blue Bell's Response to Listeria Contamination
The U.S. Justice Department has launched a criminal investigation into Blue Bell Creameries over a listeria contamination of its ice cream earlier this year that was linked to three deaths and multiple other illnesses. (Source: WSJ.com: Health)
Source: WSJ.com: Health - December 31, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: PAID Source Type: news