Customers of a Stop & Shop in the Greater Boston area should monitor themselves for symptoms of Listeria infection for the next two months if they recently ate meat or cheese from the grocery store’s deli.

The Rhode Island Department of Health posted a consumer alert this weekend urging anyone who still has sliced meat…

PAR_sidebar2As grocery stores offer more and more prepared foods to consumers in their delis, they need to keep in mind the safety of what they sell. “It’s important for them to have proper planning in place before they start taking on some of these new products,” says Martin Bucknavage, Senior Food Safety Extension Associate at…

Rates of Listeria monocytogenes in retail delis suggest that standard cleaning procedures don’t sufficiently eliminate the potentially deadly bacteria, according to a new study by researchers at Purdue University. During one phase of the study, researchers found 9.5 percent of samples taken from retail delis to be contaminated with Listeria. That includes numerous samples…