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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 some of the finished products may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. The list of fresh recalled products are packaged in round plastic containers (tub with… 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

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

Salami, Mushrooms Recalled in Canada for Listeria Contamination

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Avina Fresh Mushrooms brand sliced crimini mushrooms and Marc Angelo brand Genoa Salami are being recalled from the marketplace in Canada due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The affected products include: Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC Marc Angelo Genoa Salami 100 g Best Before: 14 DE 01 6 27907 05735 9 Avina Fresh Mushrooms Sliced Crimini… Continue Reading

Public Health Alert Issued in Michigan After Listeria Found in Salad

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The state of Michigan has issued a public health alert after Listeria monocytogenes was found in a sample of chicken Caesar salad sold at a Sam’s Club deli in suburban Detroit. No illnesses have been reported to date related to the product. The problem was discovered Monday during routine product sampling at a Sam’s Club… Continue Reading

Whole Foods Market Recalls Made-in-Store Items Containing Recalled Fruit

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Whole Foods Market has announced that it has recalled made-in-store items prepared with organic and conventional stone fruit, including peaches, nectarines and plums, from Wawona Packing Co. because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Made-in-store items that contained one or more fruits subject to the Wawona Packing Co. recall were sold between June 1 and… Continue Reading

Process and Substance in Third-Party Food Safety Audits

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As the result of numerous national and international outbreaks of foodborne illness, food industries worldwide have come under increasing pressure to ensure that their products are safe, wholesome and meet government standards. FDA and USDA have the primary authority for our food supply nationally, while individual states typically regulate local food operations through state and… Continue Reading