Category Archives: Listeria

RASFF Alert – Listeria monocytogenes – Chilled Smoked Salmon


RASFF – Listeria monocytogenes (<10 CFU/g) in chilled smoked salmon and trout from Estonia in Denmark

RASFF Alerts – Listeria monocytogenes – Frozen Sweetcorn – Chilled Pate


RASFF – Listeria monocytogenes (presence /25g) in frozen sweet corn from Turkey in the UK

RASFF – Listeria monocytogenes (present /25g) in chilled pâté from Belgium in Belgium

Information – How Do You Know if You Have a Listeria monocytogenes Infection?

Food Poisoning Bulletin

Listeria monocytogenes is a foodborne pathogen that can make you seriously ill. Listeria monocytogenes infections are tricky, because the symptoms may not show up until 70 days after a person has been exposed. And the symptoms of this infection are similar to the flu, especially in pregnant women, so diagnosis can be difficult. Full article at the link above.

USA – Listeria monocytogenes – Recall – Organic Bean Sprouts

Food Poison Journal

Fullei Fresh of Miami, Florida is voluntarily recalling Organic Bean Sprouts because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Organic Bean Sprouts were shipped to Whole Foods Markets in Florida and Freedom Fresh (a Miami distributor) on February 18, 2019.


RASFF Alerts – Listeria monocytogenes – Frozen Smoked Salmon – Chilled Cod Fillets


RASFF – Listeria monocytogenes (in 5 out 5 samples, < 10 CFU/g) in frozen smoked salmon from Estonia in Italy

RASFF – Listeria monocytogenes (260 CFU/g) in chilled cod fillets (Gadus morhua) from Denmark in France

Research – Listeria Species – 20 Members! Welcome – Listeria thailandensis

IJS Microbiology Research

During a screening of Listeria species in food samples in Thailand, a Listeria -like bacterium was recovered from fried chicken and could not be assigned to any known species. Phylogenetic analysis based on the 16S rRNA gene and on 243 Listeria core genes placed the novel taxon within the Listeria aquatica Listeria floridensis Listeria fleishmannii and Listeria costaricensisclade ( Listeria sensu lato), with highest similarity to L. floridensis (98.9 %) and L. costaricensis (98.8 %). Whole-genome sequence analyses based on the average nucleotide blast identity (ANI<86 %), the pairwise amino acid identity (AAI>64 %) and on the percentage of conserved proteins (POCP>77 %) with currently known Listeria species confirmed that the strain constituted a new taxon within the genus Listeria . At the phenotypical level, it differs from other Listeria species by the production of acid from d-tagatose and inositol. The name Listeria thailandensis sp. nov. is proposed for the novel species, and is represented by the type strain CLIP 2015/00305 (=CIP 111635=DSM 107638).

South Africa – One Year Ago – Tiger Brands polony linked to South Africa Listeria outbreak

Food Safety News

Food Safety News Article on the outbreak.