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Stop & Shop deli customers at risk for Listeria infection

Customers of a Stop & Shop in the Greater Boston area should monitor themselves for symptoms of Listeria infection for the next two months if they recently ate meat or cheese from the grocery store’s deli. The Rhode Island Department of Health posted a consumer alert this weekend urging anyone who still has sliced meat… Continue Reading

Dion’s diners exposed to Listeria risk from sliced deli meats

People who have eaten sliced deli meats from Dion’s restaurants in three states are at risk of infection from Listeria monocytogenes according to a public health alert from the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. Dion’s restaurants in Colorado, New Mexico and Texas used the implicated meats on pizzas, salads and open-faced sandwiches from mid-December… Continue Reading

Deli employees report meat slicers not cleaned often enough

Managers and employees at more than half of the delis in a recent study reported the retail operations are failing to meet U.S. Food Code specifications because meat slicers are not cleaned often enough. Meat slicing machines in retail delis are notorious for harboring Listeria bacteria, as well as contributing to the reputation deli meats have for being a major source… Continue Reading

UPDATED: Canada investigating Listeria outbreak; possible link to Dole salads

Canada Public Health Agency

UPDATE: Canadian officials believe there is a link with a U.S. outbreak that has been traced to Dole Food Co. bagged salads and leafy greens, but they are waiting for final lab results, according to media reports. The Public Health Agency of Canada is collaborating with federal and provincial public health partners to investigate an outbreak… Continue Reading

Broken Seals, Black Slime, Stowaway Bacteria: The Flaw in Many Deli Slicers

When Janet Anderberg and her colleagues at the Washington State Department of Health began investigating an outbreak of Salmonella connected to one franchise location of a national sandwich chain, she had never disassembled a commercial deli slicer. But when her lab returned samples from the kitchen that showed Salmonella contamination from the slicer, the food… Continue Reading

Deli Meat Listeria Recall Expands to Include 468,000 Pounds of Product

The Louisiana firm that recalled 20,166 pounds of roast beef products earlier this week for potential Listeria contamination has greatly expanded the initial recall, which now includes 468,000 pounds of a variety of deli meats. Manda Packing Company of Baker, Louisiana, is now including ham, turkey breast, tasso pork, ham shanks, hog head cheese, corned… Continue Reading

Roast Beef Recalled for Listeria Risk

A Louisiana-based firm is recalling 20,166 pounds of roast beef products because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Manda Packing Company of Baker, LA issued a voluntary recall of eight types of its cooked roast beef deli meat after a sample collected from the facility April 5 tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes, announced USDA’s… Continue Reading

Carl Rittberger Sr., Inc. Recalls 9,000 Pounds of Deli Items for Listeria Risk

Ohio-based Carl Rittberger Sr., Inc. has recalled roughly 9,000 pounds of fully-cooked deli items because of a possible contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported. The following products purchased by retailers between June 25 and July 6 have been recalled: Spiced loaf, breakfast loaf, garlic bologna, German brand bologna, wieners, grillers, kielbasa, straight… Continue Reading