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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

Chicken Cutlets Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination

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TNUVA USA of Fairfield, NJ, is recalling approximately 8,316 pounds of Mom’s Chicken Extra Thin Cutlets due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product was produced on Aug. 18, 2013, and shipped to the company’s distributor in New Jersey. FSIS will post complete store… Continue Reading

Caesar Salad Kits Recalled for Potential Listeria Contamination

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APPA Fine Foods of Corona, CA, is recalling approximately 92,657 pounds of fully cooked chicken Caesar salad kit products due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The salad kits were shipped nationwide to one bulk warehouse chain for retail sale in its in-store cafés. (APPA… Continue Reading

Canadian Cole Slaw Recalled Over Listeria Concerns

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has announced that Roy Pope and Sons of Belleisle Creek, New Brunswick, is recalling Belleisle Farms brand cole slaw. The product comes in 227-gram packages (about 8 ounces), with a best-before date of Aug. 19 and UPC 0 33383 65260 3, and was distributed in the Maritime Provinces (New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador,… Continue Reading

12 People May Have Died in Danish Listeria Outbreak Linked to Sausage

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An outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes linked to pork sausages may have killed at least 12 people and sickened another eight in recent months, according to multiple news sources. Danish authorities said they closed down a small meat producer near Copenhagen on Monday in connection with the outbreak. The producer, Hedehusene, made a variety of rolled… Continue Reading