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VA Firm Recalls Soybean Sprouts for Possible Listeria Contamination

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Food safety specialists from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services are warning people not to eat Soybean Sprouts from Henry’s Farm Inc. of Woodford, Va. The company is recalling all packages of soybean sprouts because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections to… Continue Reading

Publisher’s Platform: One, Two, Three Sprouts, You’re Out

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Three sprout outbreaks (Sproutbreak – Sproutpocalypse – Sproutageddon – Sproutataclysm – Sproutastrophe) caused by Salmonella, E. coli and Listeria outbreaks since August?  One has been deadly and all have sent dozens to the hospital. As of yesterday, the CDC has reported a total of 63 persons infected with Salmonella Enteritidis from 10 states: Connecticut, Maine,… Continue Reading

Beef Meatballs Recalled in Canada for Possible Listeria Contamination

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Nha Trang Deli is recalling Beef Balls from the Canadian marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not eat the recalled product which was sold in 454 gram packages with Best Before Dates from 14-11-27 to 14-12-05 and a UPC code of 6 20937 00001 2 Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick…. Continue Reading

Recalled Bean Sprouts Linked to 2 Listeria Deaths, 3 Hospitalizations

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Two people have died and three others have been hospitalized after eating Listeria-contaminated bean sprouts produced by Wholesome Soy Products of Chicago, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The victims became ill between June and August 2014, but this is the first announcement of the outbreak. It was detected retroactively using… Continue Reading

Recalled Mexican-Style Dairy Linked to Death, 3 Listeria Illnesses

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Mexican-style dairy products manufactured by Oasis Brands Inc. of Miami, FL, which were recalled for Listeria contamination earlier this year, have been linked to three cases of Listeria, including one death, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The illnesses occurred in September 2013 and June and August of 2014 and spread… Continue Reading

Crab Meat Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination

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Rome Packing Co. of East Providence, RI, has issued a voluntary recall of Ocean’s Catch brand All Natural Jonah Crab Leg Meat after routine product sampling by the company determined that some of the finished products may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. The list of recalled products, packaged in round plastic containers (tub with snap-on… Continue Reading

North Carolina Food Distributor Shuts Down Following Huge Recall

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SunBurst Foods of Goldsboro, NC, which recently recalled virtually all of its pre-packaged sandwiches, hamburgers, chili dogs, salads and other food products because of potential Listeria contamination, has reportedly closed its doors. No illnesses are known to have been reported in connection with the recall. The recall was announced Oct. 12 and included the food… Continue Reading

Meat and Poultry Breakfast Products Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination

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Buddy’s Kitchen of Burnsville, MN, is recalling approximately 62,488 pounds of meat and poultry products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The meat and poultry breakfast products were produced on various dates from July 16, 2014 through Sept. 25, 2014, and then shipped to distributors, retail locations, and airlines nationwide. The following products are subject… Continue Reading

WHO Study Measures Global Burden of Listeria

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In 2010, Listeria monocytogenes was estimated to infect 23,150 people worldwide. It killed 5,463 of them, or 23.6 percent, according to a new study by European researchers in the World Health Organization (WHO) published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. The researchers say that an urgent effort is needed to fill in information on Listeria infections… 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