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Fresh, cored pineapple recalled for possible Listeria risk

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A grocery chain in the Twin Cities area is recalling fresh-cut, cored pineapple that an unnamed supplier has recalled because of potential contamination with Listeria. It is not known what other retailers, restaurants or institutions may have received the pineapple recalled by the unnamed supplier. Lunds & Byerlys officials did not respond to requests for… Continue Reading

Dion’s diners exposed to Listeria risk from sliced deli meats

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People who have eaten sliced deli meats from Dion’s restaurants in three states are at risk of infection from Listeria monocytogenes according to a public health alert from the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. Dion’s restaurants in Colorado, New Mexico and Texas used the implicated meats on pizzas, salads and open-faced sandwiches from mid-December… Continue Reading

No recall: Chicken served last month could still cause illnesses

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Anyone who ate fajita or gyro dishes made with chicken strips in restaurants in the Cleveland, OH, area in December should monitor themselves for symptoms of Listeria infection in the coming weeks. Ready-to-eat, fully cooked chicken breast strips produced by House of Raeford in Mocksville, NC, and shipped to restaurants in the Cleveland area may… Continue Reading

Europe experiencing an increasing trend of listeriosis

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European experts have noted an increasing trend of listeriosis illnesses since 2008, except for a stabilization of infections from the pathogen from 2014 to 2015. Most infected people were over 64 years of age. The findings are included in the most recent annual report by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and European Center for Disease Prevention and Control… Continue Reading

CORRECTED: Blue Bell asks FDA if it can return to ‘industry norm’

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CORRECTED CONTENT: Blue Bell Creameries wants the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to release it from certain food safety precautions imposed after its ice cream was linked to a deadly Listeria outbreak, seeking permission for less expensive practices it refers to as  “the industry norm.” There is no word on FDA’s response to the request, which… Continue Reading

Tips to help expectant moms safely ring in the New Year

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Editor’s note: This column by Luis Delgadillo of the food safety education staff at the USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service was first published by USDA on Dec. 22. Most expectant mothers know about the dangers of consuming alcohol while pregnant and opt for sparkling juices instead of champaign to toast the New Year. But, many… Continue Reading

Foxy’s ice cream recalled because of Listeria at Dr. Bob’s plant

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Another premium ice cream brand — Foxy’s Thoughtful Ice Cream — is recalling products because they were made at Dr. Bob’s of Upland LLC where Listeria was found in the manufacturing facility and in finished product of another brand. Six flavors of Foxy’s brand are included in the recall by Altijira Murray Products LLC of… Continue Reading

The Top 10 most important foodborne outbreaks of 2016

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The Top 10 most important outbreaks of 2016, according to the editors of Food Safety News, are presented here. Outbreaks were chosen for the list on a subjective basis, ranked by the number of fatalities and then the number of illnesses for outbreaks involving more than a single state. The 2016 Top 10 outbreaks include… Continue Reading

Publisher’s Platform: Listeria kills – especially the elderly

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The European Food Safety Authority issued a report last week that European experts have noted an increasing trend in Europe of listeriosis since 2008, but they highlight that the number of affected people stabilized from 2014 to 2015. Infections were mostly reported in people over 64 years of age. Listeriosis affected about 2,200 people in… Continue Reading

FDA warns against Apple Tree goat cheeses because of Listeria

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A federal consumer advisory warns the public against eating goat cheese products made by Apple Tree Goat Dairy of Richfield, PA, because Listeria monocytogenes has been confirmed in the company’s products and production facility. The cheeses were sold in Washington D.C. and Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia through the Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative and… Continue Reading