Operators of two New York food processing companies agreed to stop preparing foods until they can comply with federal food safety laws and regulations. The action comes after Listeria monocytogenes was found in food preparation areas of their jointly owned processing facility.

The companies process a variety of foods, including a variety of ready-to-eat foods

B & H Foods in North Carolina is on notice from the FDA because the same strain of Listeria monocytogenes has been confirmed repeatedly during the past five years at its facilities.

“Based on FDA’s analytical results for the environmental sample and inspectional findings documented during the inspection, we have determined that your RTE (ready-to-eat)…