According to researchers, mandatory reporting of Listeria infections in Costa Rica would help improve knowledge of the pathogen in the country.

Listeriosis is not a notifiable disease in the country, so its prevalence is unknown, and the diversity of Listeria monocytogenes circulating is unclear.

Previous studies found Listeria monocytogenes in various foods

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The Food and Drug Administration continues using import alerts to enforce U.S. food safety regulations for food from foreign countries. The agency updates and modifies the alerts as needed.

Recent modifications to FDA’s import alerts, as posted by the agency, are listed below. 

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The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture warns that consumers should discard “Hilltop Meadow Farm” brand ’60 Day Aged Pepper Jack Raw Milk Cheese’ with sell by dates of Sept. 21 or earlier. Testing of this cheese confirmed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.

The Pepper Jack Raw Milk Cheese from Hilltop

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The Food and Drug Administration continues using import alerts to enforce U.S. food safety regulations for food from foreign countries. The agency updates and modifies the alerts as needed.

Recent modifications to FDA’s import alerts, as posted by the agency, are listed below. 

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Continue Reading FDA increases import controls on certain cheese, shrimp, tamarind and more foods

The Food and Drug Administration is continuing its use of import alerts to enforce U.S. food safety regulations for food from foreign countries. The agency updates and modifies the alerts as needed.

Recent modifications to FDA’s import alerts, as posted by the agency, are listed below. 

Click here to go

Continue Reading FDA steps up enforcement on imports of cantaloupe, dates, cheese and seafood

The Food and Drug Administration is continuing its use of import alerts to enforce U.S. food safety regulations for food from foreign countries. The agency updates and modifies the alerts as needed.

Recent modifications to FDA’s import alerts, as posted by the agency, are listed below. 

Click here to go

Continue Reading Cheese, shrimp, tamarind among imports with increased FDA enforcement

Moore Family Farms Creamery of Maquoketa, IA, is recalling various cheese curds because they may contain an elevated coliform count and generic E. coli.

According to the details posted by the FDA, the recall was initiated on July 28, 2023 is ongoing.

Though products are past their expiration dates, there

Continue Reading Cheese curds sold in Iowa recalled because of elevated coliform count and E. coli

Cricket Creek Farm of Williamstown, MA, is expanding their May 30 recall of Sophelise and Tobasi cheeses and their June 12 expanded recall of Berkshire Bloom cheese because of potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes to include one lot of Feta cheese because pasteurization records did not illustrate the heating element

Continue Reading Cheese recall expanded again; one person sick from Listeria contamination