So-called risky foods have been found on menus of healthcare facilities in Germany and Italy, according to a study published this spring.

Products that may present a risk to vulnerable people – including deli salads, raw/fermented sausage products, soft cheese, smoked fish or frozen berries – were offered on the

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Researchers have suggested opportunities are being missed to prevent listeriosis from pre-packed sandwiches.

Eating pre-prepared sandwiches served in hospitals was the most common source of Listeria infections in England and Wales between 1981 and 2015.

Scientists said repeated incidents, despite guidance on reducing the risk of listeriosis in healthcare settings
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Very little information is being released about a Salmonella outbreak among patients at four healthcare facilities in Pennsylvania.

In a short advisory Dec. 5 the Pennsylvania Department of Health urged healthcare providers to watch for patients with symptoms of Salmonella infections. The advisory did not include information on what specific
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