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Latest Listeria monocytogenes Stories

2009-09-02 11:12:55

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says a recall issued earlier this week concerning possibly tainted deli meats has been expanded nationally. The CFIA and Delstar Foods Inc. of Montreal are warning the public not to consume the sliced ready-to-eat Delstar and Compliments-brand deli meats because they might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium that can cause listeriosis, a foodborne illness. The federal agency said the affected products were distributed in Quebec,...

2009-08-31 09:55:16

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced the expansion of an earlier recall involving products produced by Delstar Foods Inc. of Montreal. The CFIA is warning the public not to consume various Delstar- and Compliments-brand sliced ready-to-eat deli meats because the products might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium that can cause listeriosis, a foodborne illness. The recalled deli meats have a Best Before date between 09AU26: and 09OC01," Aug. 26 and Oct. 1. They...

2009-08-31 09:24:17

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the recall of various La Fe, El Viejito and Mi Pueblito brand cheese products due to possible contamination. The products, manufactured by Quesos Mi Pueblito LLC of Passaic, N.J., were distributed with Sell-by dates ranging from Feb. 9 to the present in New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware and Virginia. The FDA said the cheese products might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal...

2009-08-25 11:16:07

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has given the University of Illinois a $600,000, three-year grant to educate AIDS patients about food safety. Researchers at the university's Chicago School of Public Health said the money will be used to develop better ways to disseminate information to AIDS patients who are at high risk of developing infections from the foods they eat. The researchers said nearly half a million people in the United States are living with AIDS, and the number is increasing....

2009-08-24 07:53:29

Puebla Foods Inc. of Passaic, N.J., said it has initiated a recall of its Mi Pueblito Queso Fresco soft Mexican cheese because of possible contamination. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said the recalled cheese, sold in a clear plastic 14-ounce packages with a Sell by Date of 09/08/09 might contain listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections. The recalled cheese was distributed in the New Jersey-New York City area, as well as in Delaware and...

2009-08-17 13:09:54

Supervalu Inc. announced the recall of its Culinary Circle-brand frozen gourmet macaroni and cheese products due to possible contamination. The Eden Prairie, Minn., company said the frozen dinners might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections. The product is sold at Supervalu-owned stores, including Acme, Albertsons, Bigg's, Cub Foods, Farm Fresh, Hornbacher's, Jewel-Osco, Lucky, Shaw's/Star Market, Shop 'n Save and Shoppers...

2009-08-13 16:01:45

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the recall of some Peregrina- and Chipilo-brand cheese products because of possible bacterial contamination. The Peregrina Cheese Corp. in New York said the products, all manufactured in its Brooklyn plant, might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections. The recall includes all Peregrina- and Chipilo-brand products produced at Peregrina plant No. 36-8431 since March 17. The...

2009-06-15 14:18:05

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said a Reading, Mich., company is recalling various types of soft Mexican-style cheeses due to possible contamination. The company, Torres Hillsdale Country Cheese LLC, said the cheeses might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause Listeriosis, a potentially fatal disease. A sample of queso fresco cheese tested by the FDA was found to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The cheeses, sold under the Aguas Calientes brand were...

2009-06-10 10:32:12

Scientists have used genetic engineering to tame one of the most deadly food poisoning microbes and turn it into a potential new way of giving patients medicine and vaccines in pills rather than injections. The study is in the current issue of ACS' Molecular Pharmaceutics, a bi-monthly journal.  Colin Pouton and colleagues note that patients by far prefer pills and capsules to the discomfort and inconvenience of injections. But many medicines and vaccines cannot be given by mouth because...

2009-06-10 10:29:34

Scientists have used genetic engineering to tame one of the most deadly food poisoning microbes and turn it into a potential new way of giving patients medicine and vaccines in pills rather than injections. The study is in the current issue of ACS' Molecular Pharmaceutics, a bi-monthly journal.  Colin Pouton and colleagues note that patients by far prefer pills and capsules to the discomfort and inconvenience of injections. But many medicines and vaccines cannot be given by mouth because...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.