Stella & Chewy's Voluntarily Recalls Products Due to Possible Health Risk
Stella & Chewy's is voluntarily recalling some of its products due to concerns of a possible presence of Listeria Monocytogenes. The recall was prompted by a positive test confirming Listeria monocytogenes in Chewy's Chicken Freeze-Dried Dinner Patties for Dogs, 15 ounce, Lot #111-15, during routine surveillance testing by the Maryland Department of Agriculture. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 7, 2015 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Waiting to harvest after a rain enhances food safety
To protect consumers from foodborne illness, produce farmers should wait 24 hours after a rain or irrigating their fields to harvest crops, experts say. Rain or irrigation creates soil conditions that are more hospitable to Listeria monocytogenes, which when ingested may cause the human illness Listeriosis. Waiting to harvest crops reduces the risk of exposure to the pathogen, which could land on fresh produce. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 3, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Good Seed Inc. Recalls Soybean Sprouts and Mung Bean Sprouts Due To Possible Health Risk
Good Seed Inc. of Springfield, VA is voluntarily recalling all packages of soybean sprouts and mung bean sprouts because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections to individuals 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 - June 23, 2015 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

14 Most Dangerous Summer Foods
This article originally appeared on Health.com. More from Health.com: 25 Fresh Corn Recipes for Summer 17 Easy Ways to Burn Calories This Summer 12 Reasons Dehydration Is Bad for Your Body -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

United Salad Co. Recalls Champ's Sliced Crimini Mushrooms Because of Possible Health Risk
United Salad Co., the distributor of Portland, Oregon, is initiating a voluntary recall of Champ's Sliced Crimini Mushrooms, product of Canada, 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 - June 19, 2015 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream reopening shops
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams will reopen its stores Saturday after closing for a listeria contamination last week. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - June 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Engineer develops real-time listeria biosensor prototype
(Texas A&M AgriLife Communications) A Texas A&M AgriLife Research engineer and a Florida colleague have developed a biosensor that can detect listeria bacterial contamination within two or three minutes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 19, 2015 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Immunotherapy with Surgery Raises Hopes for Mesothelioma Patients
An immunotherapy vaccine by itself won't stop malignant pleural mesothelioma, but its ability to enhance the effectiveness of cytoreductive surgery could become the treatment breakthrough that doctors and patients have been seeking for years. The combination of immunotherapy and surgery, which proved especially effective in preclinical research at the University of Pennsylvania, should add to the multimodal treatment approach that includes chemotherapy and radiation for mesothelioma patients. "It is very promising," renowned thoracic surgeon and mesothelioma specialist Dr. Sunil Singhal, of the Abra...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - June 18, 2015 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tim Povtak Tags: Treatment & Doctors Source Type: news

Jeni's finds new listeria outbreak, halts production again
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams has halted production again due to a new outbreak of the listeria bacteria. The company said it is closing its retail shops because it doesn't have enough product to stock them. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - June 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ohio ice cream company halts production again due to listeria
(Reuters) - Three weeks after reopening, Ohio-based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams has stopped production and closed stores after finding listeria in its production facility again. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Jeni’s Ice Cream Finds Listeria Again, and Closes Its Facilities
Jeni’s closed its plant in Columbus, Ohio, this week after finding the bacteria, weeks after reopening after a recall for listeria contamination. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RACHEL ABRAMS Tags: Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams Listeria Monocytogenes Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts Food Contamination and Poisoning Factories and Manufacturing Source Type: news

Wisconsin Firm Voluntarily Recalls Potato Salad Due to the Possible Presence of Listeria Monocytogenes
A Wisconsin firm is voluntarily recalling its potato salad, due to the possibility of Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The product was distributed to Jewel stores in the Chicago area and may have been sold at delicatessen counters between May 30 and June 9 under the brand name Garden Fresh Steakhouse Potato Salad. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - June 11, 2015 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Blue Bell Listeria Outbreak Source Likely Identified At Oklahoma Plant
HOUSTON (AP) — Blue Bell Creameries believes the listeria found at its Oklahoma facility is likely linked to a non-sanitary room, though the company has not been able to pinpoint a single source for the contamination at its Texas plant, according to a report released Wednesday. The Texas-company submitted information about how it plans to correct the problems to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which inspected Blue Bell plants after the company's ice cream was linked to listeria illnesses in four states and three deaths in Kansas. The documents, released by the FDA in response to an open records request by The...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC releases final update on Blue Bell listeria outbreak
Stephen FellerATLANTA, June 10 (UPI) -- The CDC issued its final report on a listeria outbreak caused by contaminated ice cream products from Blue Bell's four factories. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Listeria found in Blue Bell product from Sylacauga
The first instance of listeria from Blue Bell's Alabama production facility has been confirmed. A half-gallon ice cream product from Blue Bell Creameries' Alabama plant tested positive for listeria, according to the BBJ's sister publication in Houston. A privately-owned laboratory in Miami tested the ice cream for a family, which came from the company's Sylacauga plant and tested positive for listeria. The company has yet to release a statement regarding the contaminated product. Blue Bell announced… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 5, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: Ryan Phillips Source Type: news

Blue Bell sample from Alabama plant reportedly tests positive for listeria
A half-gallon of ice cream from Blue Bell Creameries’ Alabama plant reportedly tested positive for listeria, according to the Houston Chronicle. Kappa Laboratories of Miami, a private lab, tested the ice cream on behalf of a family, according to the Chronicle. The carton’s product code indicates it came from the plant in Sylacauga, Alabama, the Chronicle reports. This is the first report thus far linking the Sylacauga plant to listeria. "We have just had this situation brought to our attention,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines - June 5, 2015 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Olivia Pulsinelli Source Type: news

Santa Barbara Smokehouse Voluntary Recalls Cold Smoked Salmon Because of Possible Health Risk
Santa Barbara Smokehouse of Santa Barbara, CA is voluntarily recalling all smoked salmon from March 1st to April 8th 2015, 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 - June 5, 2015 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Alleged Blue Bell Listeria Victim Says Illness Changed His Life Forever
It started with a brutal headache, and soon David Shockley was unresponsive. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Blue Bell sued over listeria-related illness
A man who was sickened by listeria bacteria in 2013 and has been unable to work has sued Brenham-based Blue Bell Creameries, which has been responding to a listeria contamination over the past several weeks. Although Blue Bell issued its first listeria-related recall in March, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has linked Blue Bell ice cream products to 10 cases across four states dating back to 2010. The new lawsuit does not identify the plaintiff as one of those cases. Blue Bell did… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines - May 20, 2015 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Olivia Pulsinelli Source Type: news

The Good News About E. Coli Food Poisoning
NEW YORK (AP) — Fewer Americans are getting sick from a nasty germ sometimes found in undercooked hamburgers, the government reported Thursday. The latest report card on food poisoning shows illnesses from a dangerous form of E. coli bacteria have fallen 20 percent in the last few years. That E. coli strain got attention in the early 1990s when it was the culprit in a deadly outbreak linked to hamburger meat. Leafy vegetables have also been tied to illnesses; a 2006 outbreak of E. coli was traced to contaminated fresh spinach. Regulatory scrutiny of the beef industry since then has contributed to the decline, as h...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 16, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Good News About E. Coli Food Poisoning
NEW YORK (AP) — Fewer Americans are getting sick from a nasty germ sometimes found in undercooked hamburgers, the government reported Thursday. The latest report card on food poisoning shows illnesses from a dangerous form of E. coli bacteria have fallen 20 percent in the last few years. That E. coli strain got attention in the early 1990s when it was the culprit in a deadly outbreak linked to hamburger meat. Leafy vegetables have also been tied to illnesses; a 2006 outbreak of E. coli was traced to contaminated fresh spinach. Regulatory scrutiny of the beef industry since then has contributed to the decline, as h...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC Report Shows Vibrio, A Deadly Type Of Food Poisoning, Is On The Rise
The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention issued a new report on food safety this week that had a little good news, and quite a bit of bad news, for American consumers. The report, which is based on data collected by the CDC's FoodNet program, compared food poisoning rates in two three-year periods, 2006-2008 and 2011-2013. It showed that infections caused by the dangerous O157 strain of E. coli, which caused the notorious Jack in the Box food poisoning outbreak of 1993, declined by 32 percent between those two periods. Sicknesses associated with Yersinia and Salmonella serotype Typhimurium also dipped over that sam...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 16, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

CDC Report Shows Vibrio, A Deadly Type Of Food Poisoning, Is On The Rise
The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention issued a new report on food safety this week that had a little good news, and quite a bit of bad news, for American consumers. The report, which is based on data collected by the CDC's FoodNet program, compared food poisoning rates in two three-year periods, 2006-2008 and 2011-2013. It showed that infections caused by the dangerous O157 strain of E. coli, which caused the notorious Jack in the Box food poisoning outbreak of 1993, declined by 32 percent between those two periods. Sicknesses associated with Yersinia and Salmonella serotype Typhimurium also dipped over that sam...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blue Bell announces first layoffs in 108 years
Blue Bell Creameries, still reeling after shutting its entire operation over a fatal listeria recall of its ice cream, is laying workers off for the first time in its 108-year history. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blue Bell to Lay Off Third of Its Staff After Listeria Outbreak
Ice cream giant haunted by listeria to let go of 1,450 employees. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

1,450 Blue Bell workers losing jobs after listeria problems
Blue Bell Creameries says it will lay off more than a third of its workforce following a series of listeria illnesses linked to its ice cream that prompted a total product recall. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blue Bell reaches agreements with some states outlining steps to return products to market
Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries LP said Thursday it has reached agreements with the states of Texas and Oklahoma outlining the steps the company will take to return its products to market. The ice cream company shut down all of its plants and recalled all products in April because of a listeria contamination. The agreements require rigorous facility cleaning and sanitizing, revised testing protocols, revised production policies and procedures designed to prevent future contamination, and upgraded… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 15, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Olivia Pulsinelli Source Type: news

Blue Bell Ice Cream Pops Up on Craigslist After Listeria Outbreak
The company's products have been recalled since April. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Deal to restock Texas ice cream may melt $10,000/tub black market
DALLAS (Reuters) - A thriving black market for Blue Bell ice cream recalled over Listeria concerns that saw asking prices of up to $10,000 a tub looked set to collapse on Thursday after the maker reached an agreement with Texas to bring its products back to stores. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Good Seed Inc. Recalls Soybean Sprouts & Mung Bean Sprouts Due To Possible Health Risk
Good Seed Inc. of Springfield, VA is recalling all packages of soybean sprouts and mung bean sprouts because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections to individuals with weakened immune systems. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 11, 2015 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Blue Bell Creameries' Listeria Problems Date Back to 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — Blue Bell Creameries knew there was listeria in one of the company's plants as far back as March 2013, according to a government investigation. But the company didn't issue any recalls or shut down its production until after the products were linked to listeria illnesses this year — including three deaths in Kansas. The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday released results of its investigations into Blue Bell's plants in Oklahoma, Texas and Alabama after a Freedom of Information request by The Associated Press. The most extensive violations were found in Oklahoma, where the FDA listed 17 ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 9, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Blue Bell Creameries' Listeria Problems Date Back to 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — Blue Bell Creameries knew there was listeria in one of the company's plants as far back as March 2013, according to a government investigation. But the company didn't issue any recalls or shut down its production until after the products were linked to listeria illnesses this year — including three deaths in Kansas. The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday released results of its investigations into Blue Bell's plants in Oklahoma, Texas and Alabama after a Freedom of Information request by The Associated Press. The most extensive violations were found in Oklahoma, where the FDA listed 17 ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA: Evidence of Listeria at Blue Bell in 2013
Two years before ice-cream maker Blue Bell Creameries LP recalled its frozen desserts from grocery stores, it had evidence of a deadly pathogen in one of its three processing plants, an FDA report says. (Source: WSJ.com: Health)
Source: WSJ.com: Health - May 8, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: PAID Source Type: news

Troubling findings in Blue Bell listeria investigation
The FDA releases troubling findings about the outbreak that's been linked to at least three deaths (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blue Bell Knew About Listeria Issues, F.D.A. Says
Blue Bell failed to adequately improve its cleaning and manufacturing practices, according to an F.D.A. report. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RACHEL ABRAMS Tags: Food and Drug Administration Recalls and Bans of Products Listeria Monocytogenes Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts Blue Bell Creameries LP Food Contamination and Poisoning Source Type: news

FDA: Blue Bell Knew About Listeria Contamination in 2013
FDA report shows that Blue Bell plant had 5 positive listeria tests in 2013. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Feds detail Blue Bell listeria contamination
Government documents released Thursday show that a single Blue Bell Creameries plant in Oklahoma tested positive for listeria 16 times since 2013. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Texas ice cream maker likely aware of Listeria problems in 2013: FDA
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries likely knew as early as 2013 of a Listeria problem at its Oklahoma plant and did not do enough to make sure its factory was sanitized, according to documents from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sequencing finds listeria in unlikely places
Pilot program uses whole-genome sequencing to identify previously unknown outbreaks (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - May 5, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Company to Destroy 265 Tons of Ice Cream Over Listeria Concerns
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams says amount would fill 15 tractor trailers; move will cost more than $2.5 millionSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Food Safety, Listeria Infections (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic News Network Headline 4/29/15
In today's Mayo Clinic News Network Headline with Vivien Williams: Listeria outbreaks around the nation have been in the news in recent weeks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that approximately 1,600 illnesses and 260 deaths take place in the United States each year due to listeria infection. Mayo Clinic emergency department physician Dr. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 29, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Blue Bell Hits the Restart Button on Its Operations After Listeria
The ice cream giant shut down operations and recalled its products over listeria concerns. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

2nd U.S. Ice Cream Maker Pulls All Products After Listeria Threat
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams joins Blue Bell Creameries after test showing contamination (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Major Ice Cream Recalls Raise Questions About Listeria Contamination
WASHINGTON (AP) — Major recalls from two well-known ice cream companies due to the discovery of listeria bacteria raise questions about how the pathogen could have contaminated multiple ice cream manufacturing plants — and whether the discoveries are related. Blue Bell Creameries of Texas and Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams of Ohio — extremely popular brands in their home states — took all their products off shelves this week. Blue Bell ice cream is linked to 10 illnesses in four states, including three deaths. There are no known illnesses linked to the Jeni's recall, according to the Centers for Diseas...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 24, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

2nd U.S. Ice Cream Maker Pulls All Products After Listeria Threat
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams joins Blue Bell Creameries after test showing contamination Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Food Safety, Listeria Infections (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Morning Break: 'Organic' Versus 'Humane,' Listeria Scare, Vinegar Quest
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff. (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - April 24, 2015 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Mystery surrounds 2 listeria-linked ice cream recalls
Jeni's joins Blue Bell in yanking products from shelves; several aspects of the bacteria discoveries raising eyebrows (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream Recalls All Products After Positive Listeria Test
Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream recalls all products three days after Blue Bell's recall. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news