Blue Bell ice cream expands recall
Blue Bell ice cream has added another product to the list of items it's recalling over potential contamination with listeria. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - March 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ice cream cups could contain listeria
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Source: CNN.com - Health - March 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

National Briefing | Plains: Oklahoma: More Products Are Recalled Over Listeria Fears
A food-borne illness that contributed to the deaths of three people has been traced to a second production facility operated by Blue Bell Ice Cream, a company spokesman and health officials said Tuesday. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tags: Oklahoma Listeriosis Food Recalls and Bans of Products Listeria Monocytogenes Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts Food Contamination and Poisoning Source Type: news

Amy's Kitchen Products Recalled Over Listeria
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Source: WebMD Health - March 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amy's Kitchen recalls products with possible listeria
Amy's Kitchen Inc. says it's recalling nearly 74,000 cases of its products that could contain listeria. In a statement released through the Food and Drug Administration on Sunday, Amy's Kitchen said that it was voluntarily recalling the products after... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - March 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amy's Kitchen, Wegmans recall products over listeria
Two food companies announce recalls involving spinach that may have been contaminated with listeria (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amy's Kitchen Recalls More Than 70,000 Cases Of Food Due To Fear Of Listeria Contamination
Frozen vegetarian food company Amy’s Kitchen is recalling an estimated 73,897 cases of products after receiving notice that one of their organic spinach suppliers may have delivered produce tainted with the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes. The list of products being called back include Spinach Lasagna, Enchilada Verde Whole Meal, Gluten Free Tofu Scramble Breakfast Wrap and Brown Rice & Vegetables Bowl. If consumed by the young, elderly or with weakened immune systems, Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious or fatal infections, and it can cause pregnant women to miscarry or have a stillbirth. Generally health...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amy's Kitchen recalls spinach products after listeria warning
Aileen GraefPETALUMA, Calif., March 23 (UPI) -- Frozen food company Amy's Kitchen has voluntarily recalled more than 73,000 cases of product amid concerns of organic spinach in the items causing listeria. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Investigates Listeria monocytogenes in Ice Cream Products from Blue Bell Creameries
Source: Food and Drug Administration Related MedlinePlus Page: Listeria Infections (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

3 deaths in Kansas linked to ice cream
Three people died in the past year from a listeria outbreak that has been potentially linked to Blue Bell Creameries products, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - March 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deadly listeria outbreak linked to ice cream
At least five cases of a serious foodborne illness and three deaths are being blamed on contaminated ice cream treats (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blue Bell ice cream recall linked to three listeria deaths
Danielle HaynesWASHINGTON, March 13 (UPI) -- Blue Bell has recalled several styles of ice cream novelties after listeria infections sickened five people who consumed the products, three of whom died. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neal's Yard Creamery recalls goat's cheese over fears of contamination
Neal's Yard Creamery has recalled batches of unpasteurised goat’s milk cheese because of contamination with Listeria which has been linked to high risk of miscarriage in pregnant women. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your Upset Tummy Could Be Early Signs Of Parkinson’s
You’ve probably had a gut feeling once or twice in your life. That’s because your gut and your brain have a special connection. And that’s why the first sign of many brain disorders could be an upset stomach. I often explain to patients at my wellness clinic that nerve and biochemical pathways run between your gut and brain. And these might be linked to a number of degenerative illnesses, such as Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis, as well as mental health problems. In fact, the gut and brain share the same nerve chemistry and, with the help of microbes in your digestive tract, these two reg...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - March 2, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Brain Health nutrients Nutrition omega-3s supplements Source Type: news

Antibiotic resistant salad: Resistant Listeria monocytogenes not as widespread as thought
Antibiotic-resistant strains of the food-poisoning microbe Listeria monocytogenes in unprocessed salad products is not quite as widespread as scientists originally suspected. A new study reveals that strains of the microbe falling into six distinct groups can all be found on such products, but 82 percent of those strains succumb to at least one of sixteen common antibiotics used in veterinary and human listeriosis treatment. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 27, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Bacterial Memories: Host influences bacterial metabolism
Bacteria are masters in adapting to their environment. This adaptability contributes to the bacteria's survival inside their host. Researchers have now demonstrated that the bacterial pathogen Listeria monocytogenes adapts its metabolism specifically to the host genotype. The bacterial metabolic fingerprint correlated with the susceptibility of the infected mouse strain. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 20, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Bacterial memories
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Bacteria are masters in adapting to their environment. This adaptability contributes to the bacteria's survival inside their host. Researchers at the Vetmeduni Vienna now demonstrated that the bacterial pathogen Listeria monocytogenes adapts its metabolism specifically to the host genotype. The bacterial metabolic fingerprint correlated with the susceptibility of the infected mouse strain. The researchers published their results in the journal PLOS ONE. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 20, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Your Deli Sandwich May Come With a Side of Listeria, Study Finds
Title: Your Deli Sandwich May Come With a Side of Listeria, Study FindsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/11/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/12/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hepatitis C General)
Source: MedicineNet Hepatitis C General - February 12, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Your Deli Sandwich May Come With a Side of Listeria, Study Finds
Nearly 1 in 10 samples from delis carried the dangerous bacteria, researchers say (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your Deli Sandwich May Come with A Side of Listeria, Study Finds
Nearly 1 in 10 samples from delis carried the dangerous bacteria, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Foodborne Illness, Listeria Infections (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Listeria pathogen is prevalent, persistent in retail delis
New research shows that standard cleaning procedures in retail delis may not eradicate Listeria monocytogenes bacteria, which can cause a potentially fatal disease in people with vulnerable immune systems. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 10, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Department of Defense Doubles Cancer Research Funding in 2015
Doctors and researchers seeking a cure for mesothelioma will soon be able to tap into millions of dollars set aside by the U.S. Department of Defense for cancer research. The Office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) invested $50 million in the Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) for 2015 — an amount that doubles the money awarded to the program last year. With the additional funding, asbestos-related cancer researchers can extend current studies and launch new ones to improve traditional treatments, introduce emerging therapies or test new cancer drugs. Funding in 2014 was $25 m...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - February 5, 2015 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Walter Pacheco Tags: Research & Clinical Trials Source Type: news

IBM Thinks it Can Make Your Food Safer: Will it Work?
Our food system is by no means bulletproof when it comes to pathogens. In just the past year, the United States saw major outbreaks of listeria in caramel apples and salmonella in nut butters, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 48 million Americans suffer from some kind of food-borne diseases annually. Meanwhile, food-borne illness results in $9 billion in medical costs and another $75 billion in contaminated food that’s recalled and tossed out every year. Regulatory agencies have acknowledged that more needs to be done. One strategy comes from IBM, which announced on Thursday tha...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - January 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Food Safety genome genome sequencing IBM Mars microbiome Research Source Type: news

Inventure Foods recalls smoothie, power fusion products
Inventure Foods Inc. (Nasdaq: SNAK) has issued a voluntary recall of three of its products because they may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. The Phoenix-based snack-foods maker recalled its Radar Farms Fresh Start Smoothie Blend, Fresh Start Sunrise Refresh Fusion and Fresh Start Daily Powder Fusion, according to a U.S. Food and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 20, 2015 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Washington, Mo., apple seller sued after listeria outbreak
A California couple is suing a Franklin County company over caramel apples linked to a multistate outbreak of listeria. The suit, filed in the Superior Court of Sacramento County on behalf of Darlene and Francis Vouri, includes Washington, Mo.-based Happy Apple Company Inc. as a defendant along with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and California-based Bidart Brothers Apple Packing Inc. Last year, Bidart Bros. produced apples in facilities found to be contaminated with the deadly listeria bacterium. Happy… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 15, 2015 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ben Unglesbee Source Type: news

Caramel apples linked to fatal listeriosis
A sweet treat has turned potentially deadly for dozens of people in multiple states. At least seven people have died after eating caramel apples that may have been infected with Listeria monocytogenes. Some 32 people have become infected with the dead... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - January 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

California apple plant linked to deadly listeria outbreak: FDA
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Strains of listeria bacteria found inside a California apple processing plant are believed to be the same ones associated with an outbreak that killed seven people and sickened dozens of others last year, federal officials said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Caramel apples Listeria link
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Caramel apples linked to fatal listeriosis
A sweet treat has turned potentially deadly for dozens of people in multiple states. At least six people have died after eating caramel apples that may have been infected with Listeria monocytogenes. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - January 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Caramel apples that killed five people tainted with same bacteria used to vilify raw milk; FDA doesn't issue ban
(NaturalNews) A nationwide outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes has been traced back to at least three brands of caramel apples sold throughout the U.S. According to reports, five people have died and at least 30 others from 10 states made ill after consuming the tainted apples, which... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whole Foods Recalls Cheeses For Possible Listeria Risk
A cheese recall highlights the risks of consuming raw dairy products. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 5, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David Kroll Source Type: news

Multistate Outbreak of Listeriosis Linked to Commercially Produced, Prepackaged Caramel Apples
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Related MedlinePlus Page: Listeria Infections (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Caramel Apples: Warning - Illnesses, Including Deaths, Linked to Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination
Listeriosis can be fatal, especially in certain high-risk groups, including the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems and certain chronic medical conditions (such as cancer). (Source: FDA MedWatch)
Source: FDA MedWatch - December 26, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Caramel apples recalled due to listeria concerns
Some deaths in 10 states have been linked to the bacteria; FDA advising consumers to steer clear of pre-packed, commercially-produced whole caramel apples (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 25, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Firm Recalls Caramel Apples Amid Listeria Fears
(WASHINGTON) — A Missouri firm is recalling its Happy Apple brand caramel apples because of the potential that they could be contaminated with listeria. The recall comes after at least three deaths and at least 29 illnesses in 10 states have been linked to an outbreak of the deadly bacteria. Happy Apple Co. of Washington, Missouri, said in a statement Wednesday that one of the apple suppliers to its California facility reported that there may be a connection between the listeria outbreak and the apples it had supplied. The recall covers 31 states. The Food and Drug Administration is continuing to advise consumers not...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - December 25, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlie Campbell Tags: Uncategorized cameral apples Food Happy Apples infectious diease listeria Source Type: news

Snoqualmie Ice Cream says vanilla ice cream contaminated with bacteria
Snoqualmie Ice Cream updated the recall of all its products Tuesday, saying the latest test results have found bacteria in the company's ice cream, as well as in the production facility. The bacteria was found in samples of the Danish Vanilla Bean ice cream taken at Snoqualmie's warehouse last week. The Snohomish, Washington-based ice creamery recalled all its products for the year on Tuesday after the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes was found by the state Department of Agriculture in its facility. Snoqualmie… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 24, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: Rachel Lerman Source Type: news

Snoqualmie Ice Cream says vanilla ice cream contaminated with bacteria
Snoqualmie Ice Cream updated the recall of all its products Tuesday, saying the latest test results have found bacteria in the company's ice cream, as well as in the production facility. The bacteria was found in samples of the Danish Vanilla Bean ice cream taken at Snoqualmie's warehouse last week. The Snohomish, Washington-based ice creamery recalled all its products for the year on Tuesday after the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes was found by the state Department of Agriculture in its facility. Snoqualmie… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 24, 2014 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rachel Lerman Source Type: news

Concerns grow over listeria in caramel apples
A major supermarket chain takes action as health officials investigate more cases of the deadly illness (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Safeway Pulls Caramel Apples From Shelves After Listeria Deaths, Lawsuit
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Safeway has pulled prepackaged caramel apples from its shelves, the grocery chain said Tuesday, a day after the family of a person who died from a listeria infection linked to the fruit sued the company. Shirlee Jean Frey, who died Dec. 2, became ill after buying several caramel apples from a Safeway supermarket in Felton in October, according to the suit filed Monday in Santa Cruz County Superior Court. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the 81-year-old woman was sickened with the same strains of listeria found in apples that infected 28 other people in nine states. Five of...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Snoqualmie Ice Cream says vanilla ice cream contaminated with bacteria
Snoqualmie Ice Cream updated the recall of all its products Tuesday, saying the latest test results have found bacteria in the company's ice cream, as well as in the production facility. The bacteria was found in samples of the Danish Vanilla Bean ice cream taken at Snoqualmie's warehouse last week. The Snohomish-based ice creamery recalled all its products for the year on Tuesday after the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes was found by the state Department of Agriculture in its facility. "We want… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 23, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rachel Lerman Source Type: news

Snoqualmie Ice Cream says vanilla ice cream contaminated with bacteria
Snoqualmie Ice Cream updated the recall of all its products Tuesday, saying the latest test results have found bacteria in the company's ice cream, as well as in the production facility. The bacteria was found in samples of the Danish Vanilla Bean ice cream taken at Snoqualmie's warehouse last week. The Snohomish-based ice creamery recalled all its products for the year on Tuesday after the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes was found by the state Department of Agriculture in its facility. "We want… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 23, 2014 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rachel Lerman Source Type: news

Wrongful Death Suit Filed in Caramel Apple Listeria Outbreak
California woman died after eating listeria-tainted caramel apple. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Listeria monocytogenes Infection
Listeria (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - December 23, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Caramel Apples Linked To Recent Listeria Outbreak
A recent outbreak of listeria has been traced to prepackaged caramel apples, sickening at least 24 persons and resulting in four deaths in 10 states. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 20, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD Source Type: news

Deadly listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples
Health officials are investigating a deadly listeria outbreak linked to prepackaged caramel apples. WCCO-TV's Rachel Slavik reports on more about the outbreak. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prepackaged caramel apples blamed for four listeria deaths
Frances BurnsATLANTA, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- A listeriosis outbreak linked to prepackaged caramel apples has sickened 28 people and killed four, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Listeria in caramel apples kills at least 4
Health officials warn people to avoid eating pre-packaged caramel apples while the investigation continues (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Caramel Apples Linked to 4 Deaths In Multi-State Listeria Outbreak
Twenty-eight people have become ill in 10 states. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Five Dead, Dozens Sickened by Listeria Linked to Caramel ApplesFive Dead, Dozens Sickened by Listeria Linked to Caramel Apples
Five people have died and 21 others have been hospitalized in recent weeks in a listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples, health officials said on Friday. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - December 19, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news