Tag: Listeria

Listeria outbreak prompts multiple recalls

Listeria outbreak prompts multiple recalls

| May 13, 2016

A multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections in the USA that has been linked to frozen vegetables produced by CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco, Washington, has led to a series of large product recalls by other food manufacturers that have used frozen vegetables supplied by the company in their own products. The outbreak has affected […]

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Listeriosis outbreak linked to recalled frozen vegetables

Listeriosis outbreak linked to recalled frozen vegetables

| May 6, 2016

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is collaborating with state health officials and the FDA to investigate a multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections that may be associated with frozen vegetables produced by CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco, Washington. The outbreak has affected at least eight people from three states since 13 […]

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Ongoing listeriosis outbreak reported in Italy

Ongoing listeriosis outbreak reported in Italy

| May 3, 2016

Public health agencies have reported an ongoing outbreak of foodborne Listeria monocytogenes infections in Ancona province in central Italy. The source of the outbreak has not yet been clearly identified. In the first seven weeks of 2016, five Listeria monocytogenes serotype 1/2a strains were isolated from six patients with invasive listeriosis in Ancona province. Genetic […]

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Raw milk linked to listeriosis outbreak

Raw milk linked to listeriosis outbreak

| March 23, 2016

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is collaborating with state public health officials to investigate an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections that has been linked to unpasteurised milk produced by Miller’s Organic Farm in Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania. The outbreak affected two people – one in California and one in Florida – in 2014, […]

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Research reveals PulseNet value

Research reveals PulseNet value

| March 18, 2016

Newly published research in the USA has shown that the PulseNet laboratory network, which shares the genetic fingerprints of foodborne pathogen isolates, is preventing around 276,000 cases of foodborne illness every year. This equates to annual savings of $507 million on medical bills and lost productivity. The research, led by economist Robert L. Scharff from […]

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Dole packaged salads Listeria outbreak – update

Dole packaged salads Listeria outbreak – update

| February 9, 2016

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that there have been three new cases of listeriosis associated with packaged salads produced at the Dole processing facility at Springfield Ohio. A total of 15 cases in eight states have now been linked to the outbreak in the USA and a further seven cases […]

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Can pre-packed salads ever be completely safe?

Can pre-packed salads ever be completely safe?

| January 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

An on-going outbreak of listeriosis in the USA and Canada has hospitalised 19 people since last July and may also have contributed to two deaths. The evidence points to packaged salad products produced at a single facility in Ohio as the likely source of infection. That facility, operated by Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc., has suspended […]

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Listeria outbreak linked to certain Dole brand packaged salads

Listeria outbreak linked to certain Dole brand packaged salads

| January 26, 2016

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) have announced that cases of listeriosis in both countries are linked to packaged salads produced at a Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc. facility in Springfield, Ohio. In the USA, twelve cases of infection with very closely related strains of […]

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PHAC investigates source of Listeria outbreak

PHAC investigates source of Listeria outbreak

| January 21, 2016

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is collaborating with federal and provincial public health agencies to investigate an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infection that has affected people in five provinces. Since September 2015 a total of seven confirmed cases of listeriosis have been linked to the outbreak in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward […]

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Listeria outbreak reported in Germany

Listeria outbreak reported in Germany

| December 21, 2015

German public health authorities have reported an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes serotype 1/2a in the south of the country that has been on-going since 2012. The source of the outbreak has not yet been identified. A total of 66 cases have been recorded since November 2012, but the number of cases has risen each year […]

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