Category Listeria

Test results spur company to recall kolbassa for Listeria risk

Officials are warning consumers nationwide in Canada to not eat Brandt brand “Extra Lean Kolbassa Sausage” because of a risk of Listeria monocytogenes contamination. “Check to see if you have the recalled product in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased,” warns the Canadian Food... Continue Reading Read More

FDA finds Listeria, Salmonella in U.S. ice cream production plants

This week the Food and Drug Administration released its findings from inspections and environmental sampling for Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella at 89 ice cream production facilities in 32 states that the agency conducted from Sept. 12, 2016, through Aug. 30, 2017. The FDA detected Listeria monocytogenes in 19 of the facilities; however, only one of... Continue Reading Read More

U.S., dozens of countries received cheese that was recalled for Listeria risk

The United States is one of more than 30 countries that received cheese from France potentially contaminated with Listeria. Listeria monocytogenes was detected in Coulommiers, a type of cheese, from France. The product was part of a mass recall of raw and pasteurized cheese made by Fromagère de la Brie. Santé publique France, the public... Continue Reading Read More

Author: Doug Powell --- Source: barfblog 4 sick: Outbreak of listeria infections linked to pork products

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) are investigating a multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections linked to pork products produced … Continue reading Read More

McCain company officials ignored signs of Salmonella, Listeria contamination

For more than 2 1/2 years, management at the Colton, California facility of McCain Foods USA ignored positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella, choosing to ship the potentially contaminated vegetable and fruit products without conducting confirmation tests. This pattern of behavior was discovered during an internal audit at the manufacturing location, according to... Continue Reading Read More

Penn State researchers find farmers markets’ food safety inadequate; E. coli and Listeria abound

Many vendors at farmers markets take inadequate precautions to prevent the spread of foodborne illness, and they should be trained to reduce food-safety risks, according to Penn State researchers who completed the final phase of an innovative five-year study. Using a comprehensive three-way approach, the research assessed food safety behaviors at Pennsylvania farmers markets using... Continue Reading Read More

Corn, diced onions and now vegetables cited in dual contamination recalls

Envolve Foods in Corona, CA  is recalling approximately 292,764 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken and beef products that contain a vegetable ingredient that also may be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) It follows other recent recalls of products containing corn and diced... Continue Reading Read More

Greenyard pintpoints Listeria source at Hungarian frozen vegetable plant

The company linked to a deadly Listeria outbreak has revealed it has found the cause of contamination at its Hungarian plant. Greenyard said it found a persistent presence of Listeria monocytogenes in one of the freezing tunnels and as a result, will close down this tunnel at the Baja-based plant. The Hungarian frozen vegetable factory... Continue Reading Read More

Steve’s recalls pet food for second time this year; Listeria, Salmonella found

Steve’s Real Food is recalling dog food and cat food because of possible contamination with Salmonella and/or Listeria monocytogenes. The company distributed the pet foods nationwide. The recall follows a report from the Washington Department of Agriculture that one or both pathogens were found in samples of the three products from the Salt Lake City... Continue Reading Read More

Vinegar can help home cooks battle bacteria on leafy greens

The most recent outbreak from Escherichia coli O157:H7 in romaine lettuce spurred me to pull up an old draft, trim it and post it in an attempt to promote public health. Enjoy.  In the Spring of 2017 while sprinkling balsamic vinegar over chopped romaine lettuce, I wondered if anyone had published on the bactericidal effect... Continue Reading Read More