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Listeria patient dies; Foody World store remains closed


A grocery store specializing in Asian food remains closed as Canadian officials continue to investigate a Listeria outbreak that has hospitalized at least six people, one of whom has died. Public health officials from Vancouver Coastal Health told CBC News on Monday that they had not yet determined if Listeria monocytogenes infection caused the death… Continue Reading

BC’s Foody World shut down for Listeria contamination


Vancouver Coastal Health inspectors have shut down a popular international grocery store and its kitchens, and they promise the Foody World at 3000 Sexsmith Road in Richmond will only be reopened when all health and food safety standards are met. In the meantime, the Foody World in Richmond, B.C. is also under a public health… Continue Reading

Michigan company recalls 7 tons of cheese because of Listeria

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More than seven tons of various kinds of cheese, packaged under three brands and distributed to five states is being recalled because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Kuster’s Inc. of Camden, MI, posted the recall with the Food and Drug Administration Wednesday evening after receiving notification from its supplier, Farm Country Cheese of Lakeview,… Continue Reading

Cookie dough recall for Listeria ripples through food chain

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At least four companies have issued ice cream recalls — Blue Bunny, Blue Bell, Chocolate Shoppe and Publix — because of a cookie dough recall that could cause dozens of secondary recalls from as yet unnamed companies. It’s the second time in less than a month that Blue Bell Creameries has recalled ice cream because… Continue Reading

Nestlé recalls drumstick ice cream treats because of Listeria

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Nestlé USA Inc. has launched a nationwide recall of an undisclosed volume of ice cream Drumstick cones that were “inadvertently” distributed after the company found Listeria monocytogenes in its Bakersfield, CA, production plant. “There have been no positive test results for LM (Listeria monocytogenes) present in the Drumstick cones themselves,” according to the Nestlé recall… Continue Reading

UPDATE: Toronto bakery expands sliced deli meat recall for Listeria


UPDATE 6:15 p.m. Oct. 5: The recall was expanded again today and now includes “all deli meats products sliced and sold by Tre Rose Bakery, 2098 Kipling Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, up to and including Oct. 4, 2016, are included in this recall. These deli meat products might also have been incorporated into sandwiches and other products… Continue Reading

Ready-to-eat, precooked bacon recalled because of Listeria

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About 170 pounds of ready-to-at bacon products that were shipped to Associated Foods retailers in Idaho and Utah are under recall because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Daily’s Premium Meats LLC of Salt Lake City initiated because of its internal food safety testing program, according to the recall notice posted Monday night by the… Continue Reading

How many do you know? Top 10 food safety myths and facts

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Editor’s note: For the final day of Food Safety Month, we bring you these popular — and dangerous — myths and their factual counterparts from the Partnership for Food Safety Education. MYTH: If I microwave food, the microwaves kill the bacteria, so the food is safe. FACT: Microwaves aren’t what kill bacteria – it’s the heat generated… Continue Reading

FDA finds Listeria in facility; fish company recalls salmon

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A New York company is recalling an undisclosed amount of smoked salmon from retailers and restaurants because federal inspectors found Listeria monocytogenes at the company’s production facility. Mt. Kisco Smokehouse of Mt. Kisco, NY, recalled two lots of whole Atlantic smoked salmon and four lots of sliced Atlantic salmon Monday, according to a notice posted… Continue Reading

Blue Bell recalls ice cream for Listeria; blames supplier

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Within days of heralding their products’ return to grocery stores in three states, officials with Blue Bell Creameries quietly recalled two flavors of cookie dough ice cream from 10 states because of Listeria concerns. Discovered to have had Listeria monocytogenes problems at its production facilities in recent years, Blue Bell remains under federal investigation related… Continue Reading