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Listeria Found in Raw Milk at New York Dairy

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Consumers in Sullivan County, NY, and surrounding areas are being warned not to consume unpasteurized raw milk from the Richard Dirie Farm due to possible Listeria contamination. The farm is located at 1345 Shandelee Rd., Livingston Manor, NY, about 100 miles southwest of Albany. Officials with the New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets said… Continue Reading

North Carolina Firm Recalls Nearly 150 Food Products for Potential Listeria Contamination

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SunBurst Foods of Goldsboro, NC, is recalling numerous food products sold under several brands because of the potential of contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The recall includes the food services firm’s SunBurst, Fresh Bites and Private labeled products, which were sold in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia. This recall was initiated as a result… Continue Reading

Oasis Brands Recalls Cuajada en Hoja for Potential Listeria Contamination

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Oasis Brands Inc. of Miami, FL, has recalled 12-oz. packages of Cuajada en Hoja (fresh curd) with Best-By dates of 10/01/14-10/08/14 and 10/18/14 because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled product was distributed in South Florida through retail stores. The recalled product comes in plastic bags and is labeled Cuajada en… Continue Reading

Jinga Pan-Fried Anchovies Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination

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HAR Maspeth Corp. of Maspeth, NY, is recalling its 2-ounce and 4-ounce packages of Jinga “Pan Fried Anchovies” due to contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. An alleged illness has been reported in connection with this problem. The recalled Jinga “Pan Fried Anchovies” were distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail orders. The product comes in 2-ounce and… Continue Reading

Foster Farms Recalls Frozen Pre-Cooked Chicken for Possible Listeria Contamination

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Foster Farms is recalling approximately 39,747  pounds of frozen pre-cooked chicken products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Thursday. The frozen Chicken Breast Grilled Strips product was produced at the company’s processing plant in Farmerville, LA, on Aug. 5, 2014, and then shipped to… Continue Reading

Cold Smoked Steelhead Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination

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Gold Star Smoked Fish Corp. of Brooklyn, NY, is recalling Cold Smoked Steelhead in Vacuum Pack with a blue-and-gold label due to contamination, or possible contamination, with Listeria monocytogenes. The recall was initiated after sampling by food inspectors from the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets. Subsequent analysis of the product by food laboratory… Continue Reading

Danish Listeria Outbreak Has Killed 15 People, 38 Have Been Sickened

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The Danish State Serum Institute (SSI) reportedly confirmed on Monday that 15 people have now died from the ongoing Listeria monocytogenes outbreak, with the total number of those sickened at 38. The outbreak has been traced to a spiced meat roll known as “rullepølse,” and 30 products, including salami and hot dogs, have been recalled and… Continue Reading

Study: Highest Pathogen Levels on Raw Pet Foods, Jerky Treats

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Veterinary Laboratory Investigation and Response Network (Vet-LIRN), in collaboration with the Food Emergency Response Network (FERN) and its Microbiology Cooperative Agreement Program (MCAP) laboratories, has conducted a study to evaluate the prevalence of selected microbial organisms in various types of pet foods. The goal of this blinded study, published… Continue Reading

WA Firm Recalls Basil Pesto Pasta for Potential Listeria Contamination

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Tj’s Place of Kirkland, WA, has recalled about 20 containers of Basil Pesto Pasta packed in eight-oz. plastic tubs because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The problem was discovered after routine testing by the Washington State Department of Agriculture revealed the presence of Listeria in a container of the product. Tj’s Place has suspended… Continue Reading

Researchers Uncover Clues in the Fight Against Listeria

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Listeria monocytogenes has long been one of the most fearsome foodborne pathogens. With a high mortality rate and the ability to grow at refrigerator temperatures, it’s also one of the most adaptable. Now, researchers in Denmark say they’ve made some important discoveries that explain why the bug is difficult to fight, according to Medical News… Continue Reading