In the UK, a food processor has been accused by former employees of “washing” hams that are visibly gone off and mislabelling products as retail. The allegations have brought the meat industry as a whole, and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in particular,...
On 20 March, Wiltshire-based cheese shop the Old Cheese Room announced that they were recalling a selection of their products following a Listeria outbreak. Several other Listeria outbreaks have also taken place in the UK and Europe over the past year,...
Hygiena food safety has launched InSite Listeria, a reformulated easy-to-use, all-in-one, test for Listeria species, which has been certified by AOAC RI, which verifies the test detects low levels of Listeria species on stainless steel, ceramic and plastic...
New data suggests that the current European surveillance system is failing to detect listeriosis outbreaks quickly and accurately, prompting food safety authorities to re-think their approach to tackling the food borne illness.
Purac claims that the new web version of its listeria control software can reduce food product development time by two to three months, saving costs as well as indicating the presence of any harmful pathogens.
Cold atmospheric pressure plasma (CAPP) treatment shows potential as a way of reducing Listeria monocytogenes contamination on the surface of pre-packaged ready-to-eat (RTE) foods, according to new research.
An Australia poultry wholesaler, which provided an airline with Listeria monocytogenes contaminated pre-cooked chicken, has been fined almost A$250,000 for its part in an outbreak which infected dozens.
A starter culture to tackle listeria and salmonella in salami and fermented sausage products was developed as a result of a major listeria meat product contamination in Canada, explained developer Chr. Hansen.
Foodborne listeriosis is on the rise throughout Europe, but a new report from scientists suggests improved treatment methods could help combat the problem in cooked meat providing extra assurance for food processors.
Pathogenic bacteria like Listeria may use ingredients in food like amino acids to protect themselves in the harsh acidic environment of the stomach, thereby boosting the prospect of food poisoning, new research has revealed.
Treating frankfurter sausages with scallop-shell powder (SSP) significantly reduces the growth of Listeria monocytogenes (LM) and E.coli 0157:H7, and boosts product shelf life, according to a new study.