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Illnesses prompt testing, recall of deli roast beef in Canada

Canadian officials are investigating a foodborne illness outbreak and have posted a recall for Druxy’s Fresh Deli Revolution brand “Seasoned Cooked Roast Beef” produced by Erie Meat Products Ltd. The implicated roast beef is under recall for possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. It was sold from Druxy’s Famous Deli restaurant locations in Ontario, according to… Continue Reading

Patients at cancer center hit by Listeria from hospital deli

Three people who ate deli sandwiches from a restaurant in Canada’s largest cancer-care center have been infected with Listeria. Toronto Public Health (TPH) is investigating the cases in people who ate at Druxy’s in the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, the country’s largest cancer care center. TPH is asking anyone who ate deli meats at the… Continue Reading

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