Food Engineering

Listeria still crawling around

October 20, 2008


While the major Listeria outbreak in Canada has subsided, two unrelated recalls still show the possibility of Listeria contamination in foods north and south of the Canadian border.The Canadian Food Inspection Agency warned Canadian citizens in Atlantic Canada not to consume RTE roast beef and sandwiches sold at certain stores as the beef may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

This is a follow-up recall resulting from the original recall incident of roast beef conducted by Les Salaisons Desco Inc.According to FDA, Portland Shellfish Co., Inc. is voluntarily recalling frozen, Cooked-Claw Island brand lobster claw and knuckle meat, Lot 25508 packaged in 2-lb. bags, because it may be infected with Listeria.