RBR Meat Company, Inc., a Vernon, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 21,220 pounds of frozen pizza product that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The supreme frozen pizza item was produced on Feb. 23, 2017. The following product is subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)] 50.6-oz…. Read more »
Aspen Hills, Inc., a cookie dough manufacturer linked to a Listeria monocytogenes outbreak in Blue Bell Creameries products, has ceased production.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating an outbreak of listeria linked to the Blue Bell brand that has killed three people in the United States.
FSIS Notice 59-12, Notification of Revised Listeria Guideline Availability, is intended to update inspection program personnel (IPP) and enforcement, investigations and analysis officers (EIAOs) concerning Listeria monocytogenes in post-lethality exposed RTE meat and poultry products. The revised compliance guideline replaces previous versions of the guidance, which was last updated in 2006.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), Genome Canada and Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions have partnered for a new genome-mapping project on Listeria so that more rapid tests can be developed.
Spanish researchers analysing a cake-manufacturing facility found that non-food contacts areas such as the floor are a breeding ground for Listeria monocytogenes (LM), and that the pathogen can remain in such areas post sanitation.
Campylobacter, salmonella and Listeria are among a handful of foodborne bugs that cost the US billions of dollars a year and blight the quality of life for million of victims, according to new research.