Oregon Food Bank Voluntarily Recalls Pumpkin Seeds Because Of Possible Contamination By Listeria Species
As a result of the ongoing recall of donated chia seeds that began on March 12, 2018, Oregon Food Bank has initiated a voluntary recall of 63,825 pounds of pumpkin seeds received on the same donation. These donated pumpkin seeds have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria species. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

South Africa Expects Listeria Infections to Increase South Africa Expects Listeria Infections to Increase
South Africa's health minister expects the infections from the worst listeriosis outbreak in history that has killed 180 people since January last year to increase and warned that there could also be other cases in the southern Africa region.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

South Africa:Rainbow Polony Privately Cleared of Deadly Listeria Strain - Rcl Foods
[News24Wire] None of the ST6 listeria strain believed to be behind the outbreak that has left 183 people dead since January 2017, was found at the Rainbow polony factory in Wolwehoek, RCL Foods said on Friday amid a precautionary recall of its polony. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Deadly listeria could herald tighter food safety rules in South Africa
LONDON, March 16 (Reuters) - A huge and deadly outbreak of listeria in South Africa could alter the country's approach to food-borne disease and prompt improvements in food safety standards, a leading health official said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

South Africa's RCL says no traces of deadly listeria strain at its factory
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Independent tests at RCL Foods' processed meat factory have not found any traces of a listeria strain that has killed 180 people since January last year, the South African food producer said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

South Africa's listeria outbreak in early stages, will spread: minister
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The worst listeria outbreak on record is only in its early stages and will likely infect more people in South Africa and the region, health minister Aaron Motsoaledi said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

What ’s Behind the Deadliest Outbreak of Listeriosis
South Africa is struggling to contain a deadly outbreak of listeriosis that’s been declared the world’s worst on record. More than 900 people were infected over 14 months before the government identified a meat-processing factory owned by Tiger Brands Ltd., the continent’s biggest packaged-food company, as the source. With at least 183 dead — many of them infants and children — manufacturers have issued mass recalls for ready-to-eat sausages and other meat products singled out by officials as potentially dangerous. 1. What is listeriosis? The disease is caused by high numbers of Listeria monoc...
Source: TIME: Health - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized Bloomberg healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

South Africa expects listeria infections to increase
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's health minister expects the infections from the worst listeria outbreak in history that has killed 180 people since January last year to increase and warned that there could also be other cases in the southern Africa region. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

South Africa to back anyone pursuing legal action in listeria outbreak
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's health minister said on Thursday the government would support anyone intending court action over the worst listeria outbreak in history that has killed 180 people since January last year. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Namibia Records First Listeria Case After It Kills 180 in S. Africa Namibia Records First Listeria Case After It Kills 180 in S. Africa
Namibia's health minister said on Tuesday it had recorded its first case of listeriosis, the biggest recorded outbreak of which has killed over 180 people and infected almost 970 in neighboring South Africa.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

South Africa:Listeriosis Robbed Us of Our Baby - Devastated Mother
[News24Wire] A devastated mother alleges her baby was born prematurely when she was six months pregnant and lived for only a day because of the deadly listeria bacteria, which has claimed the lives of more than 180 people across South Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia records first listeria case after it kills 180 in South Africa
WINDHOEK (Reuters) - Namibia's health minister said on Tuesday it had recorded its first case of listeriosis, the biggest recorded outbreak of which has killed over 180 people and infected almost 970 in neighboring South Africa. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Consumer Alert: < em > Listeria < /em > Contamination In Maiden ’ s Creamery Wild Meadow Raw Goat Milk Cheese
New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard Ball today warned consumers not to consume The Maiden ’ s Creamery “ Wild Meadow ” Raw Goat Milk Cheese made by Mark Harvey, 1277 Copes Corner Road, South New Berlin, NY 13843 due to possible Listeria contamination. To date, no illnesses have been reported to the Department in connection with this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 12, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Seychelles:Seychelles Bans Ready-to-Eat Meat Products From South Africa Over Listeria Outbreak
[Seychelles News Agency] The Seychelles Public Health Authority has imposed a temporary ban on all ready-to-eat meat products imported from South Africa since an outbreak of listeria was declared in the African country earlier this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Food Safety - Keeping an Eye On Listeria Outbreak
[Citizen] Cape Town -Food safety standards in Tanzania and Southern Africa are now put to test following a warning from the Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority (TFDA) that sausages and meat imported from South Africa are contaminated with bacterial species of listeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Listeria Monocytogenes - South African Business's Dirty Little Secret
[Daily Maverick] People's feelings about a company govern the extent to which they'll "forgive" its transgressions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Minister Edna Molewa Clarifies Waste Disposal of Listeria Containminated Food
[Govt of SA] The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa, has assured South Africans that all foodstuffs contaminated with Listeria are safely disposed of. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South African rights lawyer plans listeria class action against Tiger Brands
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A human rights lawyer plans to launch a class action lawsuit against South African food producer Tiger Brands on behalf of the families of people who died and those affected by the worst listeria outbreak in history. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

South Africa's Tiger Brands calls in experts to identify listeria cause
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African food producer Tiger Brands said on Friday it had appointed an expert team to identify the causes of a listeria outbreak that has killed 180 people in the past 14 months and which has been traced to one of its factories. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

South Africa health minister says will support listeria litigation
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa's health minister said on Thursday the government would support any community intending court action over the world's largest listeria outbreak that has killed 180 people since December. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Namibia:Meatco Distances Itself From Listeria Outbreak
[New Era] Windhoek -Meatco is greatly shocked and appalled by an image of its Eloolo canned beef product being circulated on social media along with alarming articles on meat products that are unrelated to Meatco, saying it has nothing to do with the deadly outbreak of listeria in South Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Retailers Scramble to Mitigate Listeria Outbreak
[New Era] Windhoek -Local retailers were this week scrambling to mitigate the effects of the listeria outbreak in South Africa that has been linked to the Enterprise brand's processed cold meats and Rainbow Chicken polony production facilities in Polokwane, South Africa. As of yesterday the outbreak, which has thus far resulted in 180 deaths in South Africa, had culminated in South Africa's neighbours banning the importation of cold meats from the affected manufacturers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Southern Africa:Avoid Any South Africa Meat Products, Malawians Told
[Nyasa Times] Malawi's health ministry says a ban will continue on the import and sale of certain South African processed meat products after a sausage known as polony is identified as a source for the listeria poisoning that has killed 180 people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa's popular sandwich shops bear brunt of listeria scare
SOWETO, South Africa (Reuters) - As South Africa grapples with the world's worst listeria outbreak, it is small mom-and-pop stores that dot places like the black township of Soweto that are taking a financial hit as customers fear for their lives. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

180 people killed in South Africa in what's being called the world's worst outbreak of listeria
A total of 180 people have been killed in South Africa in what's being called the world's worst outbreak of listeria in food. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Kenya stops imports of ready-to-eat meats from South Africa over listeria
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya stopped imports of ready-to-eat meats from South Africa on Tuesday, the Kenyan ministry of health said, after the world's worst listeria outbreak in the southern African nation. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Zimbabwe joins neighbors in banning South Africa meat over listeria
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe will join other countries in banning imports of processed meat products from South Africa after a deadly listeria outbreak there, Zimbabwe's ministry of health said in a statement on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Southern Africa:Zimbabwe Bans Cold Meat Imports From South Africa
[The Herald] Government has banned importation of cold meats into the country mainly from South Africa following an outbreak of a bacteria, Listeria, which causes food borne disease. Listeria has been traced to cold meats. In a statement released last night, permanent secretary for Health and Child Care Dr Gerald Gwinji said Zimbabwe had not yet recorded any cases of Listeria, but had since activated its surveillance teams to monitor importation of such products into the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Pick n Pay Namibia Recalls Enterprise and Rainbow Chicken Products
[Namibia Economist] Pick n Pay Namibia a subsidiary of the Ohlthaver& List (O&L) group has issued an urgent instruction to the retailer's stores countrywide to immediately remove all Enterprise and Rainbow Chicken Limited (RCL) products from its shelves following the confirmation of the source of the listeria outbreak in South Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Six Ways to Keep Calm and Carry On in #Listeriosis Scare
[Bhekisisa] The head of the National Institute for Communicable Diseases' listeria investigation, Juno Thomas, tells us which foods to bin and how. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa blames food firms for world's worst listeria outbreak
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa said on Monday producers of cold meat products were to blame for delays in tracing the cause of the world's worst listeria outbreak, which has killed 180 people in the past year. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

South Africa blames processed meat firms for delays in listeria probe
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's government on Monday blamed a lack of cooperation by producers of cold meats for a delay in finding the cause of a listeria outbreak that has killed 180 people in the past year. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

South Africa's Tiger Brands, RCL Foods shares fall over listeria scare
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Shares in South Africa's biggest consumer foods producer Tiger Brands and RCL Foods fell on Monday after the government linked a deadly listeria outbreak to cold meat products known as "polony" made by Tiger unit Enterprise Food. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

South Africa's Tiger Brands recalls products after listeria confirmed
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's biggest consumer foods maker, Tiger Brands, has recalled products produced by its Enterprise unit after the government traced the source of a listeria outbreak that has killed 180 people to its manufacturing facility, the firm said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

South Africa:Govt Pinpoints Factory Responsible for Deadly Food Poisoning
[Bhekisisa] Two companies -- Enterprise and Rainbow Foods -- have been implicated in the world's biggest listeria outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa traces deadly listeria to processed meat, issues recall
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africans were told on Sunday not to consume ready-to-eat processed meat as the government identified the source of a listeria outbreak that has killed 180 people as a cold meat product made by the country's biggest consumer foods group. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

South Africa traces deadly listeria to sausage meat, issues recall
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africans were told not to consume "ready to eat" processed meat on Sunday as the government linked a listeria outbreak which has killed 180 people to a sausage meat made by the country's biggest consumer foods group. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Three Australians die, more sick in listeria outbreak tied to melons
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Three people have died and 12 others have fallen ill in a national listeria outbreak linked to contaminated rockmelons, and more cases are expected, Australian health authorities said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Blue Ridge Beef Recalls Kitten Grind Raw Pet Food Lot#GA1102 Because of Possible Contamination
Blue Ridge Beef of Eatonton, GA, is recalling lot#GA1102 of Kitten Grind raw pet food because of the potential of contamination with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 2, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Northwest Naturals Voluntarily Recalls 5lb Frozen Chicken and Salmon Pet Food Chubs Because of Possible < em > Listeria Monocytogenes < /em > Health Risk
Northwest Naturals of Portland, Oregon is recalling 5lb frozen Chicken and Salmon petfood chubs because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. 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 - February 24, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Updated - Northwest Naturals Voluntarily Recalls 5lb Frozen Chicken and Salmon Pet Food Chubs Because of Possible Listeria Monocytogenes Health Risk
Northwest Naturals of Portland, Oregon is recalling 5lb frozen Chicken and Salmon petfood chubs because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. 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 - February 24, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

South Africa:Minister Motsoaledi Has No Answers or Update On World's Largest Listeriosis Outbreak
[DA] Today in Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Health, Minister Aaron Motsoaledi, said that he cannot release the latest statistics on Listeria-related cases or deaths because he has not yet met with stakeholders due to "events in government and Parliament". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Death toll from listeria outbreak in South Africa more than doubles to 172
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The death toll from an outbreak of the food-borne disease listeria in South Africa has more than doubled from previous numbers given in January to 172 deaths, the government said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA Investigates Pattern of Contamination in Certain Raw Pet Foods Made by Arrow Reliance Inc., Including Darwin ’ s Natural Pet Products and ZooLogics Pet Food
The FDA is alerting pet owners to a history of four recalls of and multiple complaints associated with Darwin ’ s Natural and ZooLogics pet foods, manufactured by Arrow Reliance Inc., dba Darwin ’ s Natural Pet Products, over the period from October 17, 2016 to February 10, 2018. In each instance, the company recalled these products after being alerted to positive findings of Salmonella and/or Listeria monocytogenes in samples of their raw pet food products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 14, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

FDA Announcement of Certain Raw Pet Foods Made by Arrow Reliance Inc., Including Darwin ’s Natural Pet Products and ZooLogics Pet Food
The FDA is alerting pet owners to a history of four recalls of and multiple complaints associated with Darwin ’s Natural and ZooLogics pet foods, manufactured by Arrow Reliance Inc., dba Darwin’s Natural Pet Products, over the period from October 17, 2016 to February 10, 2018. In each instance, the company recalled these products after being alerted to positive findings of Salmonella and/or Listeria mon ocytogenes in samples of their raw pet food products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 14, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

FDA Announcement of Certain Raw Pet Foods Made by Arrow Reliance Inc., Including Darwin ’ s Natural Pet Products and ZooLogics Pet Food
The FDA is alerting pet owners to a history of four recalls of and multiple complaints associated with Darwin ’ s Natural and ZooLogics pet foods, manufactured by Arrow Reliance Inc., dba Darwin ’ s Natural Pet Products, over the period from October 17, 2016 to February 10, 2018. In each instance, the company recalled these products after being alerted to positive findings of Salmonella and/or Listeria monocytogenes in samples of their raw pet food products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 14, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Panera Bread Preemptively Recalls All 2 oz. and 8 oz. Cream Cheese Products
While there have been no reported illnesses, out of an abundance of caution, Panera Bread is conducting a nationwide preemptive, voluntary recall of all 2 oz. and 8 oz. cream cheese products sold in its U.S. bakery-cafes. This recall was initiated after samples of one variety of 2 oz. cream cheese from a single production day showed a positive result for the presence of Listeria monocytogenes. Tests on cream cheese samples manufactured both before and after the production run in question have all come back negative. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - January 29, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Panera Bread recalls cream cheese over listeria fears
Panera Bread Co. is voluntarily recalling some cream cheese sold in its U.S. stores because of possible bacterial contamination (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Jan. 29, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Panera Recalls Cream Cheese Products Possible listeria contamination has led to the recall of 2 oz. and 8 oz. cream cheese products sold across... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 29, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news