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South Africa hit by deadliest listeriosis outbreak in history

The deadly and record-setting listeriosis outbreak in South Africa isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. Food is the suspected cause, but health officials have not yet identified a specific source. Since the new year began, the country’s National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has confirmed six more listeriosis deaths in the outbreak, bringing the… Continue Reading

Consumer complaint spurs tests; dog food recalled for Listeria

JustFoodForDogs LLC has recalled three frozen dog food flavors after laboratory tests confirmed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in a sample of one of its products. Test results suggest “human-grade” green beans are the contaminated ingredient. The company, headquartered in Los Alamitos, CA, posted the recall notice on its Facebook page, reporting it had notified… Continue Reading

Dozens of brands of ice cream bars now on recall for Listeria

Aldi, Kroger, Walmart, dozens of other retailers, brands now included; more flavors also added

A Listeria-related ice cream bar recall that started Jan. 5 with less than 400 cases of frozen treats now includes additional flavors and brands, totaling close to 29,000 cases sent to more than 35 retail chains across the country. No illnesses have been confirmed in connection with the ice cream products. However finished samples tested… Continue Reading

Price Chopper, Market 32 stores recall sushi for risk of Listeria

Price Chopper and Market 32 Supermarkets are recalling many varieties of packaged AFC Sushi branded tuna sushi because of potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The sushi was sold in various package styles at the deli section in Price Chopper and Market 32 Supermarkets stores, according to the recall notice on Price Chopper’s website. “To date, affected sushi has only been found at the Price Chopper stories in Edwardsville, PA, at 180… Continue Reading

Biscuits pulled in 23 states for Listeria risk; Mary B’s this time

Hom/Ade Foods Inc. is the latest food company to recall biscuits because of potential Listeria contamination. All of its Mary B’s brand biscuits with dates through Sept 23 are now recalled. Recalls in the past month included biscuits under brands including Food Lion, SEG and Southern Home, and T. Marzetti Company’s Marshalls brand. As with the other recalls,… Continue Reading

Orange Cream Bars Recalled

Twenty  cases of the Tops brand of Orange Cream Bars and 320 cases of the Meijer Purple Cow brand Orange Cream Bars are being recalled by Fieldbrook Foods Corporation of Dunkirk NY. There is a possibility the products are contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail… Continue Reading

T. Marzetti Company Recalls Listeria Tainted Biscuits

T. Marzetti Company is recalling all “Best By” dates of Marshalls Old Fashioned Southern Style Biscuits in 12 count packages because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The biscuit products were distributed in California. Consumers should not consume this product. The company says no illnesses have been reported in connection with the recalled item, but consumers… Continue Reading

Listeria Prompts Biscuit Warning

Two kinds of SEG biscuits sold in Winn-Dixie grocery stores were recalled Dec. 29  amid concerns of “possible” listeria, according to  Southeastern Grocers (SEG),  Winn-Dixie’s Jacksonville, FL- based parent company and other grocery chains. The recall was issued due to the “possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes,” the company said in the news release. The recall… Continue Reading

State with biggest apple crop girds against more Listeria

Shaken by apple recalls back East for Listeria contamination, Washington State’s large apple industry has pinned its hopes for staying pathogen free on research. Ines Hanrahan, the post-harvest physiologist at the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission, told the Capital Press that studies currently underway should help the state apple industry get the maximum bacterial reduction…. Continue Reading