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Listeria Scare Prompts Houston Company to Recall Products

HOUSTON — A Texas company has recalled more than 3,300 pounds (1496.87 kilograms) of ready-to-eat meat, poultry and salad products amid concerns about possible listeria contamination. The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday announced the recall by Great American Marketing …

Study: Foodborne Illness Outbreak Could Cost a Restaurant Millions

A single foodborne outbreak could cost a restaurant millions of dollars in lost revenue, fines, lawsuits, legal fees, insurance premium increases, inspection costs and staff retraining, a new study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health …

Another Listeria Scare Hits Blue Bell

Blue Bell Creameries Inc., the ice cream maker that was devastated by a deadly listeria outbreak last year, is doing another product recall tied to the bacteria. The company is voluntarily calling back products from its Sylacauga, Alabama, factory that …

Listeria-Linked Frozen Food Recall Affects All 50 States

Amid a massive frozen foods recall involving millions of packages of fruits and vegetables that were shipped to all 50 U.S. states, Canada and Mexico, authorities who want to stem the listeria-linked illnesses and deaths worry it’ll be difficult to …

Advances in Science Help Fuel Ice Cream Industry Recalls

The ice cream industry’s widening listeria scare, which has prompted at least five companies to recall products, is fueled in part by DNA testing and other new tools that can better detect the bacteria and trace its origins. Advances in …

Blue Bell to Recall All Products After More Listeria Found

Blue Bell Creameries Inc., working to contain the spread of listeria after three people died from the bacterial disease, expanded a product recall to include everything it makes. Following an earlier recall of some ice cream, listeria has been found …

Listeria Scare Prompts Recall of Frozen Chicken Breast Strips

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Foster Farms is recalling approximately 39,747 pounds of frozen pre-cooked chicken products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The frozen Chicken Breast Grilled Strips product was produced on Aug. 5, and then shipped …

DNA Mapping Used to Fight Food Poisoning

Chances are you’ve heard of mapping genes to diagnose rare diseases, predict your risk of cancer and tell your ancestry. But to uncover food poisonings? The nation’s disease detectives are beginning a program to try to outsmart outbreaks by routinely …

Louisiana Meat Company Recalls Deli Meat

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said Wednesday that Manda Packing Co., based in Baker, is recalling the meat that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Food contaminated with the bacterium can cause a serious infection …

Listeria Found in Michigan Dairy’s Cheese Products

Michigan authorities have announced the recall of two cheese products of Green Cedar Dairy in Dearborn because of possible contamination with Listeria bacteria and say they know of two people becoming infected. The state Department of Agriculture says the recall …