At least 40 people were infected with shigella germs after attending a potluck party in Charlotte. Health officials suspected that one of the foods served was contaminated with fecal matters.
Public Health July 5, 2018
The Ziegenfelder Company of Wheeling voluntarily recalled its budget $aver Cherry Pineapple Monster Pops and Sugar Free Twin Pops due to possible listeria contamination. Purchased items should be returned in exchange for a full refund.
Public Health April 24, 2018
South Africa warned the public against eating processed meat products after tracing deadly listeria outbreak to sausage meat. The outbreak has infected nearly 1,000 and killed 180 people.
Public Health March 5, 2018
A listeria outbreak linked to cantaloupe or rockmelon left three dead in Australia. The outbreak prompted the country’s melon industry to adopt measures to avoid similar incidents in the future.
Public Health March 4, 2018
A public health alert has been issued for a certain type of salad sold at Trader Joe's grocery stores. Officials are warning consumers to either throw the salad product away or return them to where they were purchased.
Public Health November 2, 2017
Two food companies recalled some of their products over fear of Listeria contamination. What products are affected and what should consumers do when they have bought the recalled macadamia nuts and cashews?
Public Health May 30, 2017
Green Chile Foods recalls meat and poultry frozen products after traces of Listeria monocytogenes was found during a routine test. Find out if your frozen burrito is affected.
Public Health May 14, 2017
Pinnacle Foods voluntarily recalls several Aunt Jemima frozen products due to possible contamination. The U.S. FDA says the affected products are distributed nationally and in Mexico.
Public Health May 7, 2017
Edamame sold at retail sushi counters in supermarket chains and cafeterias nationwide has been recalled due to listeria contamination. Learn more about this food recall and other recent product recalls due to listeria.
Public Health March 20, 2017
RBR Meat Company, a Walmart Stores supplier, recalled frozen pizzas sold in 11 states for potential contamination by the listeria monocytogenes, which cause listeriosis. The FSIS said some of the affected products may still be in consumers' freezers.
Public Health March 17, 2017
A multi-state Listeria outbreak has been detected by health officials and they are reportedly looking into the issue. This bacterium has already caused two deaths and has resulted in hospitalization of four more individuals.
Public Health March 12, 2017
Two people died and at least four more were hospitalized in a multi-state listeria outbreak involving soft raw milk cheese. Vulto Creamery of New York has implemented a cheese recall after the incidents.
Public Health March 9, 2017
Trader Joe’s has recently issued a voluntary recall of its Unsweetened Apple Sauce products due to potential glass contamination. Read on for the affected products and what might have led to the presence of glass in the products.
Public Health February 27, 2017
A study revealed that like the Zika virus, Listeria too leads to problems during pregnancy and in some cases even miscarriage. The researchers also revealed some preventive measures that could help to avoid the disease.
Public Health February 21, 2017
Ruth’s Salads has announced an expanded recall of pimento cheese products. In a food recall announcement, the FDA pointed to potential listeria contamination as the reason behind the recall.
Public Health February 10, 2017
Blue Bell wants the precautions, placed on the company by federal regulators, to be removed. The company proposes that a testing approach should replace it, which would require it to destroy products only if listeria contamination is confirmed.
Public Health December 31, 2016
Possible listeria contamination has prompted Sabra Dipping Co. to issue a voluntary recall of some of its hummus products. Listeria was identified at the company's manufacturing facility.
Public Health November 20, 2016
Blue Bell expanded its recall notice for products made with a cookie dough potentially containing Listeria monocytogenes. The dough is produced by third-party supplier, Aspen Hills Inc.
Public Health October 11, 2016
Two of Blue Bell’s ice creams were recently recalled by the company over listeria concerns. According to the ice cream maker, the cookie dough ingredient it used was the cause of the contamination, but supplier Aspen Hills refutes this claim.
Public Health September 23, 2016
Blue Bell Creameries is recalling some of its Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Cookie Two Step ice cream products on potential Listeria contamination. The company has announced this recall as a precautionary measure to contain potential outbreak.
Public Health September 22, 2016
Kellogg’s Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles are being recalled. According to the Kellogg Company’s recall notice, the Eggo product is being pulled out because of possible Listeria contamination.
Public Health September 20, 2016
In the latest recall in the United States, Bar-S is recalling over 372,000 pounds of hot and corn dog products due to fears that they may be contaminated with listeria.
Public Health July 20, 2016
California-based Clif Bar & Company is issuing a voluntary recall of three of its products because of a possible risk of contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The bacteria can cause serious diseases in pregnant women and immunocompromised individuals.
Public Health June 5, 2016
American supermarket chain Hy-Vee voluntarily recalled two of its frozen rice food items due to listeria scares. To date, no hospitalizations linked to the case have been reported.
Public Health May 17, 2016
A listeria contamination scare prompted supermarket chain Publix to recall its Wheatberry Salad and Sweet and Salty Almond Bar. The listeria recall was linked to the sunflower seeds used in the products.
Public Health May 8, 2016
The CDC announced an ongoing multi-state listeria outbreak that sickened eight people and prompted a nationwide recall. The outbreak was recently traced to 358 frozen vegetables and fruit products under 40 different brand names.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 6, 2016
A Blue Bell ice cream recall is underway as some Rocky Road ice cream pints have been mistakenly filled with a Cookies ‘n Cream flavor. Consumption could trigger soy and wheat allergies in sensitive individuals, the company noted.
Public Health May 5, 2016
An FDA report found that Dole Food Company officials knew about the listeria issues at their Ohio salad plant more than a year before the factory closed in January. The Department of Justice is also conducting its own investigation.
Public Health May 1, 2016
Washington-based CRF Frozen Foods voluntarily recalled 15 frozen vegetable products out of listeria contamination concerns. Find out from an FDA food recalls announcement the details on the distribution sites and list of affected products.
Public Health April 25, 2016
Another Listeria scare has lead to the recall of Reser's Fine Foods salads due to possible contamination. The bacterial infection may cause fatal and serious effects to people who are vulnerable.
Life April 14, 2016
The U.S. FDA released an announcement that Alimentos Congelados is voluntarily recalling their Frozen Broccoli Cuts due to Listeria contamination. The company had ceased distribution of the product and is fully cooperating with the regulating agencies.
Society April 4, 2016
A CDC report released Friday linked a 2014 listeria outbreak to raw milk from Miller’s Organic Farm in Pennsylvania. The agency called on the public to consume only pasteurized dairy to prevent getting sick due to bacterial contamination.
Life March 19, 2016
Suppliers have pulled out two Starbucks products in the past few days over potential listeria and allergen concerns. As of press time, no cases of infection have been reported.
Life March 9, 2016
Starbucks lovers' dilemma. Starbucks pulled out their Sausage & Cheddar Breakfast With Egg Breakfast sandwiches from the shelves after a supplier informed them of a potential listeria contamination. A routine test in the supplier's production facility found presence of Listeria monocytogenes on food contact surfaces.
Life March 8, 2016
Applegate Farm's supplier Perdue Foods LLC pulled out 4,530 pounds of chicken nuggets from the market after consumers found small, solid plastic pieces inside the nuggets. To date, no health reports have been linked to the product recall.
Life March 7, 2016
Whole Foods recalled Maytag raw milk blue cheese products over listeria contamination concerns. No illness has been reported in connection with the nationwide recall, according to an FDA announcement.
Life March 2, 2016
Tesco Ireland has ordered the recall of its flavored butter products on leap day due to fears that the products are contaminated with Listeria. Customers who return the products will get a full refund.
March 2, 2016
Dole has issued a recall on its salad from various locations in almost half of the U.S. because of a possible listeria contamination. The CDC is currently tracking the outbreak.
Life January 25, 2016
A current, multi-state listeria outbreak sickened 12 people and killed one. Test results linked the outbreak to Dole packaged salads produced by the Springfield facility in Ohio. Dole announced they ceased the operations in the said facility. The company is currently pulling out said products from the shelves.
Life January 23, 2016
The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating ice cream company Blue Bell Creameries for its handling of a 2015 listeria outbreak. The incident resulted in 10 documented cases of listeriosis that caused three deaths.
Life January 4, 2016
As time winds down for the year that was 2015, we take a look back at some of the biggest stories on human health over the past 12 months. From outbreaks of infectious diseases to the advancement of genome-editing technology, researchers have made a number of achievements that will help shape the future of our society.
Life December 26, 2015
Whole Foods recalled some of its products due to possible listeria contamination. Consumers who brought the affected products are urged to throw them away or return to place of purchase.
Life October 25, 2015
New research argued that apples are too acidic for the bacteria to live and the caramel does not contain enough water for bacteria to typically grow. So what made caramel apples Listeria-friendly and potentially deadly?
Life October 14, 2015
The summer's listeria hysteria spills into the fall, as Whole Foods calls back cheese suspected to contain the bacteria. The FDA reasserted itself into the conversation about listeria last month, but this discussion is far from over.
Life October 12, 2015
For the second time this year, General Mills recalled its frozen green beans from the market after these tested positive for listeria. The company said that its action was a precautionary measure and that no reports of illnesses have been noted so far.
Life October 6, 2015
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