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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Researchers have developed a device that detects low concentrations of methanol in alcoholic beverages.

Swiss experts have created and tested a portable device paired with a smartphone app that can measure methanol levels. When placed over an open container, the device uses a sensor that absorbs a vapor or gas
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Non-ambulatory veal slaughtered in the Netherlands will no longer be exported to the United States.

Dr. C.J.M. Bruschke, the chief veterinary officer for the Netherlands, has promised to keep veal calves that cannot walk from entering the U.S. food supply.

USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service recently completed on-site audits
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At least 13 people have died in Israel since the start of 2018 because of methanol poisoning from alcohol, according to the country’s Ministry of Health.

The agency reported these were only incidents examined in labs, so the actual number is estimated to be significantly higher.

Methanol in small amounts
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