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Raw milk cheese tied to listeria cases; moms-to-be at high risk

At least two people in Rhode Island have developed infections from Listeria monocytogenes, causing public health officials to warn against eating soft cheese referred to as queso fresco. An alert posted Wednesday by the Rhode Island Department of Health did not include any details about the two victims, but specifically urged pregnant women to not… Continue Reading

Denmark’s deadly Listeria outbreak makes headlines in Poland

A Listeria outbreak involving Poland’s BK Salmon that has sickened four Danes, killing one, since May could have been worse. The Dansk Supermarket Group with 1,500 stores in four countries, but only sold BK Salmon in Denmark. Danish health authorities say the surviving three victims are in very severe conditions and may be terminally ill. According… Continue Reading

Federal investigation of raw milk farm expands to buying clubs

Miller’s Organic Farm is not having a good year. In March, it was associated with a raw milk Listeria outbreak involving one fatality. A judge then approved USDA’s request to inspect the farm, which led to requests for sales records. Now, Amish owner Amos Miller has been ordered back to court on Nov. 1 where he… Continue Reading

CDC closes investigation; warns of ongoing Listeria threat

The investigation into a Listeriosis outbreak traced to frozen vegetables from CRF Frozen Foods Inc. has ended — but federal officials warn more people could still be stricken by the potentially deadly Listeria monocytogenes pathogen. “People could continue to get sick because recalled products may still be freezers and people who don’t know about the… Continue Reading

Canada updates warning about Listeria and Neilson milk

Ontario health officials have renewed their warning about Neilson brand chocolate milk and a Listeria investigation, warning consumers, restaurants and foodservice operators to check supplies on hand to make sure they don’t consume or serve the recalled milk. Toronto-based Saputo Inc. recalled various sizes of Neilson brand partly skimmed chocolate milk because of Listeria monocytogenes… Continue Reading

Pita Pal recalls salads with corn linked to Listeria outbreak

Ripples of recalls continue to come from food manufacturers and retailers for products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes from frozen vegetables and fruits that have been linked to an outbreak that started in 2013 and is ongoing. Late Thursday Pita Pal Foods LP of Houston recalled several fresh vegetable salads and corn relish… Continue Reading

Listeria outbreak spurs CRF to expand frozen food recall

CRF Frozen Foods has expanded its recall of certain frozen fruits and vegetables to include everything produced in its Pasco, WA, facility since May 2014 after learning seven people have become sick with Listeria infections. Two have died. More than 350 products sold under 42 brands are included in the recall. The products were sold… Continue Reading

Dole knew of Listeria; feds launch criminal investigation

Dole Food Co.

UPDATED CONTENT 6:37 p.m. EDT — The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating Dole in relation to a Listeria monocytogenes outbreak, according to a statement from the company. “Dole has recently been contacted by the Department of Justice in connection with its own investigation, and we will be similarly cooperating with the DOJ to answer questions and… Continue Reading

Dole restarts salad facility; mum on Listeria cleaning process

Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc. has resumed production at a salad facility that was linked to a deadly nine-month Listeria outbreak without revealing what was done to clean the plant or to prevent future contamination of food processed there. A statement on Dole’s website says investigations by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for… Continue Reading

CDC says deadly outbreak over; Dole, FDA silent on salad plant

Dole Food Co. and the FDA remain mum on the status of a salad processing facility linked to a deadly international Listeria outbreak, which began in May 2015 and wasn’t declared over until this week. Dole officials did not provide any additional comments when asked about the final outbreak update, posted yesterday by the federal… Continue Reading