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Listeria Outbreak Linked to Caramel Apples Catches Experts by Surprise

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Foodborne illness investigators know to expect a bacteria like Listeria monocytogenes on just about any food product. But even so, caramel apples were not on anyone’s radar when it became clear they were linked to a Listeria outbreak that has been associated with five deaths and at least 28 illnesses in 10 states. The U.S…. Continue Reading

CDC: 5 Deaths, 28 Illnesses in Multi-State Listeria Outbreak Linked to Caramel Apples

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s outbreak report posted Friday, a total of 28 people infected with the outbreak strains of Listeria monocytogenes and five deaths have been reported in connection with commercially produced, prepackaged caramel apples. The 28 ill people included in this outbreak investigation have been reported from 10 states: Arizona… Continue Reading

Caramel Apples Linked to Multi-State Listeria Outbreak

4 illnesses and 2 deaths reported in MN

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The Minnesota Departments of Health and Agriculture are working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on a multi-state outbreak of Listeriosis linked to eating caramel apples. Four people in Minnesota have become ill as part of this outbreak. All were hospitalized, and two died…. Continue Reading

CDC Final Update: 5 Listeria Illnesses, Including 1 Death, Linked to Mexican-Style Cheese

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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, were linked to five cases of Listeriosis, including one death. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that this outbreak is now over. Whole-genome sequences of the Listeria monocytogenes strains isolated from recalled quesito casero… Continue Reading

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