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

Ohio-based ice cream maker issues recall over Listeria
(Reuters) - Ohio-based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams on Thursday ceased sales and voluntarily recalled all of its products bearing the Jeni's brand name after a random test came back positive for Listeria. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Jeni's Ice Cream recalls all products for listeria risk
Another ice cream maker pulled all of its products off shelves and halted sales on Thursday because of a listeria risk. Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams said that it was recalling all of its ice creams, sorbets, and ice cream sandwiches and closing all of ... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jeni’s recall: After Blue Bell listeria woes, ice cream maker right to shut down fast, expert says
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams did more than legally required by shutting operations and recalling all of its products based on one product sample contaminated with the bacteria listeria monocytogenes. But it likely looked to the ongoing Blue Bell Creameries outbreak as an example. “They’re doing the right thing,” said Sanja Ilic, assistant professor and food safety specialist for Ohio State University Extension. “There were three deaths linked to Blue Bell ice cream.” No illnesses have… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 23, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Recall Shows Difficulty of Controlling Listeria
Blue Bell’s decision to pull its products after a listeria outbreak marks one of the most sweeping U.S. food recalls by a single brand. (Source: WSJ.com: Health)
Source: WSJ.com: Health - April 22, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: FREE Source Type: news

What is listeria?
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen explains what listeria is and how you can avoid getting it. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blue Bell Recall Shows Difficulty of Controlling Listeria
The Ice-cream maker’s decision to pull its products from stores after a listeria outbreak marks one of the most sweeping U.S. food recalls by a single brand. (Source: WSJ.com: Health)
Source: WSJ.com: Health - April 22, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: FREE Source Type: news

Blue Bell-linked listeria outbreak prompts questions, grief
Spread of listeria in four states has Blue Bell company officials scrambling to find answers, but for some it's too late (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Q&A on listeria found in Blue Bell ice cream
What you need to know about the potentially deadly bacteria that prompted a major recall (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blue Bell Ice Cream Recalls All Products Due to Listeria Outbreak (FREE)
By Kristin J. Kelley Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM All of Blue Bell Creameries products — including ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet, and novelty treats — are being pulled from … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - April 22, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

CDC: More illnesses linked to Blue Bell listeriosis
Danielle HaynesATLANTA, April 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday increased the number of people sickened by listeria after eating Blue Bell ice cream to 10. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Concerns of listeria in Blue Bell Creameries recall
Blue Bell Creameries pulled all of its products off the shelves over listeria concerns. CBS News medical contributor Dr. Holly Phillips joins CBSN with more on the symptoms of listeria and how families can take steps to protect themselves. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ice Cream Maker Pulls All Products After Listeria Outbreak
Blue Bell Creameries said new tests showing contamination prompted move (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Listeria: What is it, and what's the risk?
The recalls have hit every corner of the grocery store: Ice cream. Pizza. Apples. Hummus. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ice Cream Maker Pulls All Products After Listeria Outbreak
Blue Bell Creameries said new tests showing contamination prompted move Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Food Safety, Listeria Infections (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blue Bell recalls all products over Listeria fears
Blue Bell Creameries, one of the nation's most popular ice cream makers, issued a sweeping recall overnight over Listeria contamination. The 108-year-old company has voluntarily pulled all of its ice creams and frozen treats, racing to find the source of the potentially deadly bacteria. Elaine Quijano reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Texas ice cream maker recalls all products over Listeria
DALLAS (Reuters) - Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries announced on Monday a voluntary recall of all its ice cream and frozen treat products from store shelves due to continuing problems with the Listeria bacteria. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Listeria: What is it, how do you get it?
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blue Bell recalls all its products from shelves over Listeria concerns
Blue Bell Creameries is voluntarily pulling all of its products from grocery shelves because they potentially are contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The Brenham, Texas-based creamery said the recall includes all ice cream, frozen yogurt and frozen snacks. Listeria is a bacterium that can cause serious, sometimes fatal, infections in children, frail or elderly people and those with compromised immune systems, Blue Bell said in a news release announcing the recall. “We’re committed to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 21, 2015 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Lance Murray Source Type: news

CDC: Blue Bell listeria outbreak dates to 2010
The listeria outbreak that prompted Blue Bell Creameries to recall their entire product line dates to 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control. After weeks of gradual recalls, the company recalled all its ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet a... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heartbreaking Testimony From Son of Caramel Apple Listeria Victim
81-year-old Shirley Frey died after eating her favorite treat: a caramel apple. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Is Listeria Actually On The Rise Or Does It Just Seem That Way?
Blue Bell and Sabra have both recalled products in recent weeks. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 12, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice G. Walton Source Type: news

How Much Of A Health Risk Is Listeria Really?
Blue Bell and Sabra have both recalled products in recent weeks. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 12, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice G. Walton Source Type: news

Food for Thought
It's hard to grapple with the fact that the food you find at grocery stores is not always safe for consumption. Food scandals happen all over the world. And much more frequently and with much larger consequences than most of us realize. In 2008, contaminated infant formula affected 300,000 babies and young children. Six of them died. In 2011, many farmers lost acres of fruit harvest as the watermelons were exploding seemingly because they were sprayed with a growth-enhancing chemical. We have seen horsemeat scandals, toxic olive oil, contaminated strawberries and sprouts, cantaloupe with listeria and pink slime full of ran...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recalls of Ice Cream, Hummus Spur Listeria Warnings
CDC recommends safe handling, storage of foods (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recalls of Ice Cream, Hummus Spur Listeria Warnings
CDC recommends safe handling, storage of foods Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Food Safety, Listeria Infections (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two listeria recalls raise concerns about food safety
Ice cream and hummus are the latest foods recalled over this rare but potentially deadly bacteria (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Update on food-borne listeria outbreaks
Two popular brands are recalling their products over concerns about listeria contamination. The bacteria can cause serious infections and can be deadly for some people. Danielle Nottingham reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sabra hummus recalled over Listeria concerns
Sabra Dipping Co. is recalling 30,000 cases of hummus due to possible contamination with Listeria, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. The nationwide recall is voluntary. So far, no illnesses caused by the hummus have been reported.... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Listeria in Sabra Hummus Prompts New Wave of Recalls
The discovery of the potentially lethal bacterium has been linked to three deaths and five illnesses in Texas and Kansas. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RACHEL ABRAMS Tags: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Hummus Listeria Monocytogenes Sabra Dipping Co Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts Blue Bell Creameries LP Food Contamination and Poisoning Source Type: news

Sabra Dipping Co Recalls 30,000 Cases of Hummus Over Listeria FearsSabra Dipping Co Recalls 30,000 Cases of Hummus Over Listeria Fears
Sabra Dipping Company voluntarily recalled 30,000 cases of its classic hummus nationwide over possible Listeria contamination, federal health officials and the company said on Wednesday. News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Three in Texas infected with Listeria from tainted ice cream: CDC
SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Three cases of Listeria linked to tainted Blue Bell ice cream have been found in Texas, U.S. health authorities said on Thursday, with the recently discovered infections related to a strain thought to be a factor in three deaths in Kansas. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sabra hummus recalled over Listeria concerns
Sabra Dipping Co. is recalling 30,000 cases of hummus due to possible contamination with Listeria, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. The nationwide recall is voluntary. So far, no illnesses caused by the hummus have been reported.... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - April 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

3 Dead in Listeria Outbreak as Sabra Recalls Hummus Over Same Bug
Listeria in ice cream leaves three dead as same bug prompts hummus recall. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Listeria In Sabra Hummus Prompts Latest Food Safety Recall
Sabra hummus—a staple in many refrigerators, including my own—has just been recalled due to the risk of Listeria infections. No one has been sickened; the recall is precautionary, after contaminated samples were found during a routine grocery inspection. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 9, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Judy Stone Source Type: news

Watch: Sabra Hummus Recalled Over Listeria Concerns
Random testing found the presence of listeria in some packages of the brand's Classic Hummus. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Sabra hummus recalled due to listeria concerns
Some 30,000 cases being called back nationwide; learn whether any you bought is involved (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news