Category Archives: Listeria monocytogenes

Canada -Belleisle Farms brand Cole Slaw recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes


Recall details

Ottawa, September 18, 2018 – Belleisle Foods Ltd. is recalling Belleisle Farms brand Cole Slaw from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Belleisle Farms Cole Slaw 227 g 18SE25 0 33383 65260 3

What you should do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

Research – Production of safer food by understanding risk factors for L. monocytogenes occurrence and persistence in food processing environments

Wiley Online 


Listeria monocytogenes is a foodborne pathogen that causes listeriosis, a relatively rare gastrointestinal disease with a high mortality rate. As L. monocytogenes is ubiquitous in the environment, control of the organism in food processing environments is necessary to prevent cross‐contamination of the food from the environment. In this study, the outcomes of a survey of management practices at 32 food processing facilities were statistically correlated with the occurrence and persistence of L. monocytogenes using multiple regression analyses and logistic regression analysis. No management practices correlated with persistence, while training of staff by management or external trainers, and separation of hygiene control areas correlated with a reduction in L. monocytogenes occurrence. The importance of management practices in reduction of L. monocytogenes in food processing environments was identified. Wider implementation of these practices could contribute to reduction in the occurrence of L. monocytogenes in food processing environments, facilitating production of safer food.

Practical applications

This study highlights that management practices can decrease the occurrence of L. monocytogenes in food processing environments, helping with the production of safer food. In particular, segregation of areas close to food contact and relevant training of staff by management are important. If applied, these simple practices could help with reduction of L. monocytogenes in food.

UK – Dearne Valley Foods recalls McWurst Scotch Egg products because of the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes


Dearne Valley Foods is recalling batches of McWurst Scotch Egg products because Listeria monocytogenes has been found in two separate batches. These products are sold in Booths and Booker.

Product details

McWurst Scotch Eggs 2 eggs / pack chilled

Use by 13 September 2018 to 25 September 2018
McWurst Mini Savoury Eggs 12 eggs / pack chilled

Use by 13 September 2018 to 24 September 2018

No other Dearne Valley Foods products are known to be affected.

Risk statement

The possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the products listed above

Symptoms caused by this organism can be similar to flu and include high temperature, muscle ache or pain, chills, feeling or being sick and diarrhoea. However, in rare cases, the infection can be more severe, causing serious complications, such as meningitis.

Some people are more vulnerable to listeria infections, including those over 65 years of age, pregnant women and their unborn babies, babies less than one month old and people with weakened immune systems.

Action taken by the company

Dearne Valley Foods is recalling the above products. Point-of-Sale notices will be displayed in all stores that are selling these products. These notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the products. A copy of the Point-of-Sale notice is attached.

RASFF Alerts – Listeria monocytogenes – Various Chilled RTE Chicken Products – Shrimps in Brine


RASFF-Listeria monocytogenes in various chilled ready-to-eat chicken products from Sweden into Sweden

RASFF-Listeria monocytogenes (<10 CFU/g) in shrimps in brine from Poland in Denmark

USA – CTI Foods LLC Recalls Ready-To-Eat Philly Steak Products Due to Possible Listeria Contamination


WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2018 – CTI Foods LLC, an Owingsville, Ky., establishment, is recalling approximately 6,720 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) Philly Beef Steak products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The RTE Philly Beef Steak products were produced on Aug. 9, 2018. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)]

  • 672 cardboard cases labeled Classic Sysco having a NET WT of 10 lbs. The cardboard cases contain four 2.5 lb. bags of product.  Both the box and the bags are labeled “FULLY COOKED PHILLY BEEF STEAK SLICED Caramel Color Added” with a package code of 4887097.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 19085” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to a food service warehouse in Hamilton, Ohio and were further distributed to food service locations.

The problem was discovered on Sept. 7, 2018, when the establishment received results from their laboratory that four finished product samples from their Aug. 9, 2018 production were potentially positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

USA- Steve’s recalls pet food for second time this year; Listeria, Salmonella found

Food Safety News

Steve’s Real Food is recalling dog food and cat food because of possible contamination with Salmonella and/or Listeria monocytogenes. The company distributed the pet foods nationwide.

The recall follows a report from the Washington Department of Agriculture that one or both pathogens were found in samples of the three products from the Salt Lake City company. The bacteria can cause serious infections in people who handle the food or who pick up the bacteria from cross-contaminated things such as counters, pet bowls and utensils.

Ireland – Recall of a Batch of The Deli Green Pesto Due to Detection of Listeria monocytogenes


Category 2: For Information
Alert Notification: 2018.36
Product: The Deli Green Pesto; pack size: 140g
Batch Code: ‘Use-by’ date: 16.09.2018
Country Of Origin: Ireland


Aldi is recalling the above batch of its The Deli Green Pesto due to the detection of Listeria monocytogenes. Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in Aldi Stores.