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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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Study examines natural antimicrobials’ effectiveness on Listeria

A recent study investigated how antimicrobial ingredients and post-lethality interventions available for use on natural and organic ready-to-eat meat products are effective as a means of inhibiting the recovery and growth of Listeria monocytogenes (Lm).


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Food Safety

Raw materials: Test or no test?

You can send incoming raw material samples out to a third-party lab, but plenty of easy-to-use, rapid test kits can more quickly provide the results you need—right at your own facility.

A June 10, 2011 report on Deutsche Welle states “bean sprouts are the likely source of an E. coli outbreak in Germany that has killed 31 people and made nearly 3,000 ill since May [2011].” This information was attributed to Reinhard Burger, president of Germany’s federal infectious disease laboratory, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI). 


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Listeria-related cheese recall expanded

Roos Foods expanded the recall to include part-skim ricotta and fresh curd cheese.
Roos Foods expanded the recall to include part-skim ricotta and fresh curd cheese.
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Cheese responsible for deadly Listeria outbreak recalled

One death and a handful of illnesses have been reported.

One death and a handful of illnesses have been reported.


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