Category Archives: Listeria

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

CFIA

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 

Abstract

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

FSA

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

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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- 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

FSAI  

Summary
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

Message:

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.

Canada – Updated Food Recall Warning – Randsland brand Super Salad Kit recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

CFIA CIFA

Recall details

Ottawa, September 8, 2018 – The food recall warning issued on September 6, 2018 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Randsland Farms Inc. is recalling Randsland brand Super Salad Kit from the marketplace due to Listeria monocytogenes. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Randsland Super Salad Kit 454 g 090318 0 57225 00005 6