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2014-05-22 23:11:52

New research from PathoGenetix, Inc. demonstrates the use of its Genome Sequence Scanning technology to confirm and strain type pathogenic E. coli and Listeria bacteria directly from complex food samples, and to reliably determine if the most dangerous serotypes of these foodborne pathogens are present. The research was presented at the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) General Meeting this week in Boston. WOBURN, MASS (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 PathoGenetix™ Inc., a commercial-stage...

2014-04-18 16:23:24

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers who purchased raw milk from Greenfield Dairy, 1450 Tittle Road, Middleburg, should discard it immediately due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture today said raw milk collected during required routine sampling by a commercial laboratory on April 8 tested positive for the bacteria. Greenfield Dairy owned by Paul Weaver, sells directly to consumers at an...

2014-04-01 08:30:05

CALGARY, April 1, 2014 /CNW/ - Dear Vivione Shareholder: It is my pleasure to report on our company's progress as we approach our 1(st) anniversary after becoming publicly listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. When we went public, we told the market that we would continue to develop our assays, initiate the certification process for our food assays, and begin commercializing our other offerings. Since that time I am happy to update you on our achievements, specifically the...

2014-03-05 12:21:51

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pasteurization of milk products is a known safety application to kill potentially harmful bacteria, however, with more consumers choosing more nutritious raw milk products, processors are challenged to provide products that are free of contaminates. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, raw milk cheese, for example, has sickened more than 500 people in the U.S. over the past decade. A recent survey by the...

2013-10-30 09:59:25

Listeria poses a significant risk to human health. The main transmission route involves meat and dairy products, so it is important to treat dairies and food-processing plants regularly with disinfectants to kill bacteria. Unfortunately, listeria is developing resistance to the compounds that are most frequently used. Recent work in the group of Stephan Schmitz-Esser at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna (Vetmeduni Vienna) has uncovered the mechanism for listeria’s resistance to...

Listeria Outbreak Prompts Recall Of Crave Brothers Cheese
2013-07-07 04:38:07

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Crave Brothers and Whole Foods Market Inc. have both issued recall notices for a line of cheeses linked to a listeria outbreak responsible for at least one death, various media outlets are reporting. According to Gillian Mohney of ABC News, the California-based supermarket and health food store chain announced on Friday that they were recalling Crave Brothers Les Freres cheese due to possible contamination with the bacteria. The...

2013-06-28 23:17:01

Fast-tracked, simultaneous AOAC OMA approval of two assays marks the significance of this complete Listeria package. Durham, NC (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 bioMérieux, a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics, today received two First Action Official Methods of Analysis (OMA) approvals from AOAC INTERNATIONAL for innovative food safety testing methods: VIDAS® UP Listeria (LPT) and VIDAS Listeria monocytogenes xpress (LMX). This unprecedented AOAC Expert Review Panel (ERP)...

New FDA/USDA Report Looks At Ways To Prevent Listeria Contamination
2013-05-12 08:37:05

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Stricter control of temperature while refrigerating food, keeping food contact surfaces clean and sanitary, and wearing gloves while serving customers could help prevent the spread of the bacterial disease listeria at delicatessens and other food-related businesses, US health officials claim in a new report. The report, released by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday,...


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