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 10, 2015 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

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

General Mills recalls frozen green beans over listeria scare
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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

General Mills voluntarily recalls a limited quantity of frozen Cascadian Farm Cut Green Beans
General Mills today announced a voluntary Class I recall of a limited quantity of frozen Cascadian Farm Cut Green Beans produced over two days in March 2014. 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 - August 26, 2015 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

General Mills Recalls Some of Its Green Beans Due to Listeria
General Mills has voluntarily recalled some Cascadian Farm Cut Green Beans because one package tested positive for the bacteria listeria. (Source: WSJ.com: Health)
Source: WSJ.com: Health - August 26, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: FREE Source Type: news

Listeriosis: a Rare but Deadly Disease
This article reviews the microbiology of the organism that causes listeriosis, Listeria monocytogenes, and the clinical aspects of the disease, as well as strategies for prevention. (Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter)
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - August 25, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: Summer Donovan Source Type: news

Blue Bell to Start Selling Ice Cream Again
Blue Bell Creameries said it will resume limited distribution of its ice-cream products at the end of August, a major step in its recovery effort after a deadly listeria outbreak prompted a recall of all its products in April. (Source: WSJ.com: Health)
Source: WSJ.com: Health - August 17, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: PAID Source Type: news

After listeria outbreak, Blue Bell ice cream is back
After months-long shutdown, company plagued by listeria contamination says it's up and running again (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Good Seed Inc. Recalls Soybean Sprouts & Mung Bean Sprouts Due To A 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 - August 11, 2015 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Listeria-free Blue Bell plant starts back up
Blue Bell's Alabama plant is once again producing ice cream after getting the green light from state health officials. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Troubled Texas ice cream maker gets OK to start up in Alabama
SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - State officials gave the thumbs up on Wednesday for troubled Texas company Blue Bell to resume making ice cream in its Alabama plant after a shut-down due to Listeria cases linked to its products that led to a recall and public health worries.Jim McVay, Director of the Bureau of Health Promotion in the Alabama Department of Public Health told Reuters officials have inspected the changes made at a Blue Bell plant in the town of Sylacauga and approved production. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Pathogen grows on cold smoked salmon by using alternative metabolic pathways
(American Society for Microbiology) The pathogen, Listeria monocytogenes grows on refrigerated smoked salmon by way of different metabolic pathways from those it uses when growing on laboratory media. The research could lead to reduced incidences of food-borne illness and death, said principal investigator Teresa Bergholz, Ph.D. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 4, 2015 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Stopping foodborne illness — faster testing, vigilance at home
The steady stream of reports about foodborne illness is making me think twice about what’s on my dinner plate. This year alone, we’ve seen dozens of food recalls, including one involving frozen tuna that was linked to 62 cases of Salmonella infection, and another that implicated ice cream in 10 cases of Listeria infection — and three deaths. Foodborne illness sickens 48 million people annually, sending 128,000 to the hospital and killing 3,000. You can get a foodborne illness from red meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy foods, and even fruits and vegetables. Bacteria in the Salmonella family are culprit No. ...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - July 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Heidi Godman Tags: Safety food safety foodborne illness Source Type: news

Blue Bell Ice Cream Gears Up for Return Following Listeria Outbreak
Blue Bell Ice Cream company could start making ice cream again by the end of the month. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Carnivore Meat Company, LLC Voluntarily Issues a Recall Two Batches of Raw Pet Treats
Carnivore Meat Company, LLC is recalling select products and lots of Carnivore Vital Essentials pet foods because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Healthy cats and dogs rarely become sick from Listeria monocytogenes. In humans, however, Listeria 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 - July 10, 2015 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

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

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 12, 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 10, 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