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 13, 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 13, 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 13, 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

National Frozen Foods Corporation Recalls Frozen Green Beans and Frozen Mixed Vegetables Because of Possible Health Risk
National Frozen Foods Corporation (NFFC) is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of Not-Ready-To Eat Individually Quick Frozen (IQF) green beans and IQF mixed vegetables because they have 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 w...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - January 25, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

JustFoodForDogs Voluntarily Recalls Three Daily Diets because of Possible Listeria monocytogenes Health Risk from Green Beans
JustFoodForDogs (JFFD) of Los Alamitos, CA, is voluntarily recalling its Beef& Russet Potato, Fish& Sweet Potato and Turducken dog food meals in all sizes. JFFD uses 100% USDA and other restaurant grade ingredients in all of its pet food, and because the green beans used in these meals may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the company is alerting the public. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - January 21, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

South Africa:Lunch in the Time of Listeria - How to Protect Your Family and Pack a Safer Skaftin
[Bhekisisa] Worried your child could be at risk of contracting the bug as they head back to school? You might have less to fear than you think. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:South Africa's Listeriosis Outbreak 'Largest Ever' - WHO
[News24Wire] The World Health Organisation has said South Africa's Listeria outbreak, with nearly 750 confirmed cases, is believed to be the largest-ever outbreak of the bacterial disease listeriosis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa responding to largest-ever Listeria outbreak – UN health agency
What is believed to be the largest-ever outbreak of the bacterial disease Listeriosis – or Listeria – has left more than 60 people dead across South Africa, with nearly 750 confirmed cases, the United Nation ’ s health agency said Friday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hom/Ade Foods, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Frozen Biscuits Because of Possible Health Risk
Hom/Ade Foods, Inc is voluntarily recalling Mary B ’ s ® brand biscuits due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The problem was discovered in a product sampling conducted by an outside co-packer, who manufactured the product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - January 12, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

The epigenetic control of stemness in CD8+ T cell fate commitment
After priming, naïve CD8+ T lymphocytes establish specific heritable transcription programs that define progression to long-lasting memory cells or to short-lived effector cells. Although lineage specification is critical for protection, it remains unclear how chromatin dynamics contributes to the control of gene expression programs. We explored the role of gene silencing by the histone methyltransferase Suv39h1. In murine CD8+ T cells activated after Listeria monocytogenes infection, Suv39h1-dependent trimethylation of histone H3 lysine 9 controls the expression of a set of stem cell–related memory genes. Single-c...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 11, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Pace, L., Goudot, C., Zueva, E., Gueguen, P., Burgdorf, N., Waterfall, J. J., Quivy, J.-P., Almouzni, G., Amigorena, S. Tags: Immunology r-articles Source Type: news

Fieldbrook Foods Corporation, Announces an Extension of Voluntary Recall of Orange Cream Bars and Chocolate Coated Vanilla Ice Cream Bars for Possible Health Risk
Fieldbrook Foods Corporation has issued a voluntary recall of all orange cream bars and chocolate coated vanilla ice cream bars that were produced in 2017 on the company ’ s Hoyer 1 Line at its Dunkirk, NY plant (plant code 362677). This is the only production line and the only Fieldbrook Foods plant (of 3) involved in this recall notice. Both products are being recalled due to the possibility that they may 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...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - January 10, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Death toll in South Africa listeria outbreak jumps to 61
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The death toll from an outbreak of listeria in South Africa has jumped beyond 60 in the past month, health authorities said on Monday, adding they had closed a poultry abattoir where the bug that causes the disease had been detected. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Fieldbrook Foods Corporation, Announces a Voluntary Recall of Orange Cream Bars for Possible Health Risk
Fieldbrook Foods Corporation of Dunkirk NY has issued a voluntary recall of 20 cases of the Tops brand of Orange Cream Bars and 320 cases of the Meijer Purple Cow brand Orange Cream Bars due to the possibility that the product may 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 stillb...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - January 5, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

T. Marzetti Company Voluntarily Recalls Frozen Biscuit Dough Packed Under Various Brands Due to Potential < em > Listeria < /em > Contamination
As a precautionary measure, T. Marzetti Company is voluntarily recalling  all “Best By” dates of the following products that were distributed in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia, because they may have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Lis teria monocytogenes 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 - January 2, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Sandwiches recalled due to Listeria contamination
Federal health officials have expanded a list of recalled sandwiches produced in Edmonton, due to Listeria contamination. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

Nodine's Smokehouse Inc. is Recalling Smoked Salmon 1.5 lbs, 8 oz Packages Due to Possible Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination
Nodine's Smokehouse, Inc. of Torrington, Connecticut is recalling Smoked Salmon 1.5 lbs, 8 oz packages. Lot numbers 40173 and 33173 because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, with high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness, and nausea as its primary symptoms. In rare cases, listeriosis is fatal; it can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention. Pregnant women the very young, elderly, and persons with compromised immune systems are...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 23, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Fresh Pak Inc. Recalls Lot Specific Sliced Apple Products Because of Possible Health Risk
Fresh Pak Inc. of Detroit, MI is announcing a voluntary Lot specific recall of red/green apple slices. Jack Brown Produce, Inc. (supplier) requested Fresh Pak Inc. to perform a recall for the reason that they could have potentially 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. 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 s...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 22, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Corrected: Springfield Smoked Fish Expands their Recall of Smoked Salmon Because of Possible Health Risk
Springfield Smoked Fish of Springfield, MA is expanding their voluntary recall to include additional smoked fish and cream cheese products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious 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 - December 22, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Meijer Voluntarily Recalls Select Meijer Brand Fresh Packaged Products Containing Apples Due to Potential Health Risk
As a result of the Fresh-Pak Inc. recall, Meijer is announcing a voluntary recall of select Meijer brand packaged products due to sliced apples within the products being potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. To date, there have been no known illnesses reported in connection with this recall. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 21, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Aratana nears approval for canine cancer vaccine
Aratana Therapeutics Inc.'s cancer immunotherapy drug for dogs gained a conditional license from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the company announced Wednesday. To gain full licensure, Aratana (Nasdaq; PETX) will start another field study in early 2018. The vaccine initially will be available for purchase at 12 veterinary oncology practices participating in the study. It's designed to treat dogs with bone cancer after the tumor is surgically removed. It works using listeria, a type of bacteria,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 21, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Aratana nears approval for canine cancer vaccine
Aratana Therapeutics Inc.'s cancer immunotherapy drug for dogs gained a conditional license from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the company announced Wednesday. To gain full licensure, Aratana (Nasdaq; PETX) will start another field study in early 2018. The vaccine initially will be available for purchase at 12 veterinary oncology practices participating in the study. It's designed to treat dogs with bone cancer after the tumor is surgically removed. It works using listeria, a type of bacteria,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 21, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Aratana nears approval for canine cancer vaccine
Aratana Therapeutics Inc.'s cancer immunotherapy drug for dogs gained a conditional license from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the company announced Wednesday. To gain full licensure, Aratana (Nasdaq; PETX) will start another field study in early 2018. The vaccine initially will be available for purchase at 12 veterinary oncology practices participating in the study. It's designed to treat dogs with bone cancer after the tumor is surgically removed. It works using listeria, a type of bacteria,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 21, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Springfield Smoked Fish Expands their Recall of Smoked Salmon Because of Possible Health Risk
Springfield Smoked Fish of Springfield, MA is expanding their voluntary recall of smoked fish products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious 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 - December 20, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Mesothelioma Immunotherapy Clinical Trial Ends Abruptly
A leading biopharmaceutical company has halted a once-promising mesothelioma clinical trial involving CRS-207 — a listeria-based cancer vaccine — citing efficacy and financial concerns. The phase II trial was designed to test the effectiveness and safety of CRS-207 when used in combination with pembrolizumab (Keytruda), a drug already proven effective with non-small cell lung cancer. The trial, which began earlier this year, was being conducted at eight prominent cancer centers across the United States. It was funded by Aduro Biotech Inc., based in Berkley, California. “This was not the news everyone had ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - December 19, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Tags: Abramson Cancer Center Aduro Biotech Cleveland Clinic CRS-207 H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center keytruda Listeria virus Mayo Clinic mesothelioma immunotherapy Natalie Sacks NIH National Cancer Institute pembrolizumab Perlmutter Cancer C Source Type: news

Jack Brown Produce, Inc. Recalls Gala, Fuji, Honeycrisp and Golden Delicious Apples Due to Possible Health Risk
Jack Brown Produce, Inc. of Sparta, MI is recalling Gala, Fuji, Honeycrisp and Golden Delicious apples processed and shipped by one of its suppliers, Nyblad Orchards, Inc., on December 11 through December 16, 2017, because they have 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 - December 19, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news