Higher fridge temperatures in the homes of older people could be putting them at greater risk of Listeria infection, according to a study.

Researchers looked at the temperatures of domestic refrigerators in the Netherlands and the impact on listeriosis cases related to ready-to-eat (RTE) cooked meat products.

A survey among 1,020

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Advice around Listeria in sliced fermented sausages and vegetarian sandwich toppings for vulnerable people in Sweden has been changed.

The Swedish Food Agency (Livsmedelsverket) has updated advice for individuals belonging to one of the risk groups for listeriosis. This includes pregnant women, elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems.

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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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Ohio State University and a university in Wales have agreed to work together on food safety research.

Ohio State University and Cardiff Metropolitan University recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). It was established by Ellen Evans from ZERO2FIVE Food Industry Centre at Cardiff Met University and Sanja Ilic from

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Giving high-risk food to vulnerable people in medical settings should be avoided, according to a review of healthcare-associated foodborne outbreaks that included the United States.

Researchers said diets should be nutritious and tasty without using high-risk foods but they acknowledged limited budgets of healthcare operations may impact the quality of
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