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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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In-shift pathogen test reduces time to market

Based on novel technology, a recent approach to pathogen testing eliminates the enrichment phase of assays, which means getting results before a shift is over.
Listeria—it’s seems like it’s everywhere.


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TECH FLASH

Study examines natural antimicrobials’ effectiveness on Listeria

The AMI foundation studied antimicrobial ingredients and post-lethality interventions available for use on natural and organic RTE products

Researchers concluded a combined approach decreases and suspends the recovery of Lm populations.


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TECH FLASH

New sensor bolsters defense against foodborne bacteria

The University of Southampton’s Biolisme project developed a sensor to collect and detect Listeria monocytogenes on food industry surfaces

A sensor designed by University of Southampton researchers is currently in the testing phase and could cut the time needed to detect bacteria on surfaces from days to hours.


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