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Listeria - Articles and news items

FSA publishes new guidance to help reduce listeriosis

Industry news  •  30 June 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

The FSA has published new guidance, aimed at healthcare and social care organisations, to help reduce the risk of vulnerable groups contracting listeriosis…

New Food’s top 10 stories from 2015

Blogs  •  28 January 2016  •  Stephanie Anthony, Editor, New Food

New Food magazine have put together our highlights of 2015, based on what our readers have been looking at most…

Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat-foods

Issue 5 2015  •  28 October 2015  •  James Marsden, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor Food Safety and Security, Kansas State University

My original intent was to write an article about how to respond to a regulatory and/or public health crisis involving contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. I will get to that, but first I want to make it clear that the efforts made to avoid Listeria contamination are of the highest importance and may very well prevent regulatory and public health crises. I’ve never been involved in a Listeria recall that couldn’t have been prevented…

Listeria and produce: a troublesome liaison

Issue 5 2014  •  27 October 2014  •  Reha O. Azizoglu, Lisa Gorski and Sophia Kathariou, North Carolina State University

Human illness due to Listeria monocytogenes (listeriosis) has been mostly frequently attributed to highly processed, cold-stored, ready-to-eat foods such as deli meats, seafood, soft cheeses and other dairy products. However, the first outbreak of listeriosis to confirm foodborne transmission of L. monocytogenes (Maritime Provinces outbreak, 1977-1981) involved produce (coleslaw). In recent years increasing numbers of listeriosis outbreaks have involved fresh produce, and contaminated produce continues to contribute to numerous recalls. Such trends highlight the significance of prevention and control measures for Listeria on fresh produce…

Campylobacter decreases slightly, Salmonella down, Listeria up

Industry news  •  21 February 2014  •  The European Food Safety Authority

Human cases of campylobacteriosis decreased slightly in 2012 for the first time in five years, but campylobacteriosis remains the most commonly reported zoonotic disease and it is premature to suggest that this is the beginning of a downward trend…

Agency invites tenders for research on source attribution of listeriosis

Industry news, News  •  16 August 2013  •  Food Standards Agency (FSA)

The Food Standards Agency is inviting tenders for research that will help identify the key sources of listeria…

EFSA reports on Listeria levels in certain ready-to-eat foods

Industry news, News  •  27 June 2013  •  EFSA

The first part of EFSA’s analysis of an EU-wide baseline survey on Listeria monocytogenes published…

Listeria in the city of Vaasa and Eastern Finland – source of the outbreak is under investigation

Industry news, News  •  8 August 2012  •  Evira

Ten listeria cases were detected among patients with febrile diarrhoea….

 

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