Uoriki Fresh, Inc. Recalls "Octopus Salad" Because of Possible Health Risk
Uoriki Fresh, Inc. (UF) of Secaucus, NJ is recalling its "Octopus Salad", because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes (LA1) , 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, stiffuess, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infection can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 29, 2015 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Stella & Chewy's Voluntarily Recalls Frozen Dinner Morsel Products Due to Possible Health Risk
Stella & Chewy's is voluntarily recalling four of its products sold in the U.S. and Canada due to concerns of a possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes. The recall affects a total of 990 cases (964 cases in the U.S and 26 cases in Canada). (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 15, 2015 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Cheesy products: Some online-purchased cheeses are of low quality
Online shopping is booming. Scientists examined the microbiological safety, packaging and labeling of a variety of raw milk cheeses sold online. Of 108 cheeses from seven different European countries, only 19 fulfilled all European guideline requirements. More than half of the products were not cooled properly during delivery, and two products were contaminated with the major food-borne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 24, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Two cases of listeria found in milk products since 2014
European Commission report praises controls and says no risks identified for consumers (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - November 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food Allergen-Related Recalls Are on the Rise
(MedPage Today) -- Undeclared allergen recalls are more common than Salmonella and Listeria recalls combined (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - October 30, 2015 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Northstar Produce Inc. Recalls Granny Smith Size 175 Apples Because of Possible Health Risk
Northstar Produce Inc. of St. Louis Park, MN is recalling 33 cases of Granny Smith Size 175ct apples, because a test performed on a sample of the apples indicated the presence of Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella, and / or Enterohemorrhagic E. coli. Salmonella, 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 - October 30, 2015 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Listeria concerns prompt Whole Foods salad recall
Possible contamination prompted the supermarket chain to recall these popular items (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whole Foods Market Recalls Curry Chicken Salad and Classic Deli Pasta Salad in Seven States Due to Possible Listeria Contamination
Whole Foods Market of Cambridge, Massachusetts, is recalling bulk and packaged Curry Chicken Salad and Classic Deli Pasta Salad sold in stores in ME, NH, MA, RI, CT, NY and NJ 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 wo...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 24, 2015 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Danger of listeria in caramel apples
Following an outbreak of listeria in 2014, caused by caramel apples, researchers warn that they must be eaten fresh or kept in a refrigerator. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Kroger Pulls Caramel Apples
Kroger Co. said Thursday it has pulled unrefrigerated caramel apples from its store shelves because of listeria concerns. (Source: WSJ.com: Health)
Source: WSJ.com: Health - October 16, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: PAID Source Type: news

Researchers uncover how caramel apples develop listeria
Stephen FellerMADISON, Wis., Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Researchers at the University of Wisconsin found a listeria outbreak in 2014 was caused when sticks were inserted into the apples before they were dipped. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A. Inc., Recalls Limited Quantity of Fresh Apples Due to Possible Health Risk
Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc., (“Del Monte Fresh”) is initiating a voluntary recall of Granny Smith green apples 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 - October 15, 2015 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

FDA: Listeria found in Blue Bell plant 2 years prior to outbreak
FDA records show the agency found Listeria in a Blue Bell ice cream plant 2 years prior to an outbreak that killed 3 people and sickened several more (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Caramel Apples Can Harbor Listeria, Study Finds
When not refrigerated, bacteria can grow quickly around dipping stick, researcher explains (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Caramel Apples Can Harbor Listeria, Study Finds
When not refrigerated, bacteria can grow quickly around dipping stick, researcher explains Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Foodborne Illness, Listeria Infections (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How investigators cracked the Blue Bell listeria outbreak case
S.C. Department of Health randomly sampled ten products from a local Blue Bell distribution center; but the last thing they expected to find was listeria (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Listeria warning over caramel apples
Caramel-coated apples can be riddled with listeria - a bacterium that causes diarrhoea and vomiting and, rarely, meningitis - warn scientists. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers Uncover How Caramel Apples Develop Listeria
A 2014 Listeria outbreak related to caramel apples sickened at least 35. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Unrefrigerated caramel apples may pose listeria risk
After a 2014 outbreak linked to the popular treat, researchers say consumers and manufacturers should take precautions (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ex-Blue Bell Ice Cream workers on deadly listeria outbreak
In a CBS News investigation, the former workers claim management ignored complaints about dangerous conditions at their factory (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toffee apple's wooden sticks provide 'ideal breeding ground for deadly bacteria'
Listeria bacteria bred fastest on apples with wooden sticks in them, a University of Wisconsin-Madison study found. Sticks puncture the apple, allowing juice - in which the bug thrives - to flow out. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Listeria can grow on unrefrigerated caramel apples
Caramel apples punctured with dipping sticks and left unrefrigerated over the course of a couple of weeks may harbor a bacterium called Listeria monocytogenes, according to a study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 13, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Listeria can grow on unrefrigerated caramel apples
(American Society for Microbiology) Caramel apples punctured with dipping sticks and left unrefrigerated over the course of a couple of weeks may harbor a bacterium called Listeria monocytogenes, according to a study published this week in mBio, an online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 13, 2015 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Watch: Whole Foods Recalls Cheese Over Listeria Fears
No illness or infections have been reported in connection with the cheese. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Whole Foods Recalls Cheese Over Listeria Fears
No illness or infections have been reported in connection with the cheese. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Whole Foods recalls cheese because of listeria risk
Whole Foods is recalling some of its cheese because of possible listeria contamination. Whole Foods said the recall applies to cut, wrapped and weighed Papillon organic Roquefort cheese. The company announced the nationwide recall this week after sampl... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - October 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whole Foods Recalls Cheese Over Listeria Contamination
Whole Foods is recalling Papillon Organic Roquefort cheese, a product that was sold in stores nationwide, because it could be contaminated with the dangerous bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. While no one has reported an illness related to the cheese, routine inspections conducted by the Food and Drug Administration uncovered Listeria in whole, uncut wheels. Whole Foods sells the Roquefort by slicing it into wedges and individually packaging them in clear plastic. The cheeses are then labeled with Whole Foods scale stickers that begin with “PLU 029536." If you find this cheese in your home, throw ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whole Foods Market Voluntarily Recalls All Cut, Wrapped And Weighed Papillon Organic Roquefort Cheeses Because Of Possible Health Risk
Whole Foods Market is recalling cheese sold in all stores nationwide that came from its supplier 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. Consumers should seek immediate medical care if they develop these symptom...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 8, 2015 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

General Mills Voluntarily Recalls a Limited Quantity of Frozen Cascadian Farm Cut Green Beans
General Mills today announced a voluntary class 2 recall of a limited quantity of frozen Cascadian Farm Cut Green Beans produced on one day in June 2015. The recall is being issued as a precaution after one package of finished product tested positive for the presence of Listeria monocytogenes. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 6, 2015 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

K-9 Kraving Dog Food Has Announced a Voluntary Recall of Their Chicken Patties Dog Food Shipped Between July 13th - July 17th, 2015 Because The Product May Be Contaminated With Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes
K-9 Kraving Dog 13th - July 17th, 2015 because these products may be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria Food has announced a voluntary recall of their Chicken Patties Dog Food shipped between July Monocytogenes. 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 - October 5, 2015 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Picnic Gourmet Spreads Issues Recall for Potential Health Risks
Out of an abundance of caution, Picnic Gourmet Spreads is issuing a recall on their yogurt cheese spreads. These spreads could potentially be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 21, 2015 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Is Our Food Safe?
If you watch the news or scroll social media, you should probably be in fear every time you eat. Between E. coli, Listeria, and Salmonella, the news media hypes up food-borne illness like never before. It only takes a couple minutes scrolling on Facebook before you find a new article entitled, "the hidden dangers behind your food" or some other fear-inspiring headline. The reality and irony to those is that, if you live in the United States, we live in a country where never before have so many food safety standards and education been in place in the history of our food system. We all remember the history of our ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Listeria outbreak linked to soft cheeses
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cheeses recalled after listeria death
Karoun Dairies, Inc., recalls several brands of soft cheeses; two dozen illnesses reported (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

California dairy recalls soft cheeses due to possible Listeria link
(Reuters) - California company Karoun Dairies has recalled a number of soft cheese products due to possible association with Listeria cases over five years in nine states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

1 dead, 24 sick from listeria in 9 states
A Listeria outbreak linked to soft cheeses has caused 24 cases of illness in nine states, including one death and one fetal death, the CDC said Friday. Twenty-one of those who became ill have been hospitalized. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Multi-state Listeria outbreak linked to soft cheeses
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Karoun Dairies, Inc. Issues Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Various Cheeses Because of Possible Health Risk
Today Karoun Dairies, Inc. announced that it is voluntarily recalling a variety of cheeses it distributes due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. To date, no product has tested positive for Listeria but in view of the association with listeriosis cases Karoun Dairies Inc. is initiating a voluntary recall in the interest of protecting public health. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 17, 2015 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Moffitt Will Break New Ground with Mesothelioma Trial
The Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa later this month will launch the first pleural mesothelioma clinical trial in the U.S. that will deliver repeated, high-dose chemotherapy directly to the site of tumors. The trial is designed as a second-line therapy for patients with inoperable or recurrent mesothelioma that no longer responds to standard chemotherapy or radiation. Although the treatment does not aim to cure the cancer, researchers expect it to extend survival and improve quality of life. During the procedure, doctors will identify the specific blood vessels that feed the tumors, and then they will overload them with che...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 17, 2015 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tim Povtak Tags: Treatment & Doctors Source Type: news

Potential Health Hazard: Recalled Snack Fresh Brand Red Apple Slices May Have Been Distributed To Florida's Palm Beach County School District
Appeeling Fruit Inc. in Dauberville, Penn. has been informed by one of its customers that some of the Snack Fresh brand, 2 oz. bagged red apple slices with Best-if-Used-by date 09/21/15 and production date 310815 that was voluntarily recalled on Wednesday, September 9 due to the potential of being contaminated with listeria monocytogenes may have been distributed to schools in Florida’s Palm Beach County School District (product photo is available at www.appeelingfruit.com). Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and othe...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 15, 2015 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Appeeling Fruit Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Limited Production Of
Appeeling Fruit Inc. in Dauberville, Penn. is voluntarily recalling a limited number of consumer packages of fresh sliced apples with Best-if-Used-by dates of 09/14/15 and 09/21/15, 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 wome...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 11, 2015 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Frozen corn recalled over listeria scare
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Frozen corn recalled over Listeria scare
Bonduelle USA Inc. is recalling thousands of cases of frozen corn over possible contamination (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Frozen Corn Recalled Due to Possible Listeria
(Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bonduelle USA recalls frozen corn
Bonduelle USA says it's recalling more than 9,000 cases of frozen corn that could be contaminated with listeria. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - September 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bonduelle USA recalls frozen corn over listeria scare
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bonduelle USA Recalls Frozen Corn Because Of Possible Health Risk
Bonduelle USA Inc. of Brockport, NY is recalling 9,335 cases of frozen corn 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 - September 1, 2015 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Frozen green beans recalled over listeria scare
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

General Mills recalls frozen green beans over listeria scare
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

General Mills recalls frozen green beans
General Mills is recalling a "limited quantity" of frozen green beans after a package of them tested positive for listeria. The voluntary recall involves 10-ounce bags of Cascadian Farm Cut Green Beans with the "Better If Used By" dates of April 10 an... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news