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UK Publishes Guide for Health Care Professionals on Reducing the Risk of Listeriosis
The United Kingdom Food Standards Agency has published a guidance for health care and social service organizations who care for vulnerable populations at greater risk for contracting listeriosis and other food-borne diseases.
 
<em>Listeria</em> Outbreak in Leafy Greens Prompts Change in CDC <em>Listeria</em> Questionnaire
Investigations into a multi-state, multi-year listeriosis outbreak continue, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) change investigative tools, adding “leafy greens” to their Listeria Initiative questionnaire.
New Treatment for Fruits Could Extend Shelf Life, Reduce Food-borne Illness
Wet steam processing of fruits has the potential to significantly reduce the incidence of food-borne illness associated with contaminated fresh-cut fruits, a new study has suggested.
Dole Involved in Criminal Investigation Due to Failure to Report Listeria
Executives at Dole Food Co. Inc. knew about an outbreak of Listeria at the company’s salad production plant in Springfield, Ohio for more than a year before shutting it down in January.
CRF Frozen Foods Recall Expands to Organic Fruits and Vegetables

Consumers should note that the recalled products may have been purchased in all fifty US states and select provinces in Canada: British Colombia, Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.

Scientists Identify Compounds That Render Listeria Nonpathogenic
A new study has identified compounds that can reduce the virulence of the pathogenic bacterium Listeria monocytogenes.
Starbucks Recalls Breakfast Sandwiches for Fear of a Listeria Outbreak
Progressive Gourmet Inc. recalls English Muffin breakfast sandwiches from 250 Starbucks stores in Arkansas, Texas, and Oklahoma, due to fear of contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
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