Articles Tagged with ''Listeria''

California apple facility linked to listeria outbreak

Results of FDA tests performed on samples collected from the Bidart Bros. apple processing plant confirmed two strains of Listeria monocytogenes were found at the facility and are believed to be the same strains associated with a multi-state outbreak of infections that led to multiple deaths.


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Caramel apples linked to Listeriosis deaths

CDC says 29 people have been infected across 10 states.

The commercially produced, prepackaged caramel apples may be contaminated with Listeria,  causing the outbreak.


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Minnesota links two deaths to listeria outbreak in caramel apples

The Minnesota Departments of Health and Agriculture are working with CDC and FDA to investigate a multi-state outbreak of listeriosis linked to eating prepackaged caramel apples.


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SunBurst Foods issues massive product recall for food safety

North Carolina-based SunBurst Foods has issued a voluntary recall of all of its SunBurst, Fresh Bites and private labeled products—more than 130 varieties in all—because the products have a potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.


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Minnesota meat and poultry producer recalls 62,000 pounds of product

Burnsville, MN-based Buddy’s Kitchen has issued a recall of approximately 62,488 pounds of meat and poultry breakfast products because of a possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, according to USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).


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Pathogen identifier

The PathSensors Zephyr identifier provides specific identification of pathogens from surface samples.


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Defense technology now applied in the food industry

MIT-Lincoln Laboratory research into rapid screening for anthrax and other dangerous pathogens has found its way into the food industry to detect both airborne and surface pathogens.
Remember the anthrax-tainted letters soon after 9/11?


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Foster Farms recalls nearly 40,000 pounds of frozen chicken

A Foster Farms establishment in Farmerville, LA has issued a recall for 39,747 pounds of frozen pre-cooked chicken products for possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.


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Chicken Caesar salad kits recalled for possible Listeria contamination

A California food manufacturer is recalling more than 92,000 pounds of fully cooked chicken Caesar salad kit products because of possible Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) contamination, according to USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).


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Denmark links another death to Listeria outbreak

Danish health officials are reporting the death of another individual whose death may link to an ongoing Listeria outbreak caused from ingesting contaminated meat, bringing the possible death toll to 11th, reported the Associated Press.


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