Listeria Monocytogenes

Six events in Q1 2018 involved Listeria monocytogenes. Picture: iStock

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Listeria tops INFOSAN cases in Q1 2018

By Joseph James Whitworth

INFOSAN was involved in 16 food safety events involving 106 countries in the first quarter of this year.


Micreos positive on EFSA Listex opinion

By Joseph James Whitworth

Micreos has said it is ‘very positive’ following a European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) opinion on its technology for Listeria monocytogenes in Ready to Eat (RTE) foods.

Overall pattern of results was similar compared to 2013

Highest failure rate for food samples from outside UK

By Joseph James Whitworth

Food from the UK was most frequently sampled however samples from outside had the highest failure rate, according to Northern Ireland's eighth food surveillance sampling report.

FVO said Sweden had, in several cases, failed to identify serious hygiene problems and failed to take corrective action on other occasions

FVO finds ‘limited progress’ in Swedish audit

By Joseph James Whitworth

There has been ‘limited progress’ since an audit in 2010 in Sweden with most corrective actions still recorded as being in progress, according to the Food and Veterinary Office (FVO).

Listeria sampling was a concern from the audit on meat products

Listeria sampling concerns raised in FVO audit

By Joseph James Whitworth

Sampling for Listeria monocytogenes after cleaning in Denmark undermines the sensitivity of testing of processing areas and equipment, according to a Food and Veterinary Office (FVO) audit.

3M Molecular Detection Assay for Listeria species

3M Listeria assays additional AOAC approval

By Joseph James Whitworth

3M Food Safety’s assays to detect Listeria monocytogenes and Listeria species have been approved for the AOAC Official Method of Analysis (OMA method).

Qiagen's mericon pathogen detection assay

Qiagen Listeria assays get AOAC backing

By Joseph James Whitworth

Qiagen’s detection assays for Listeria species and Listeria monocytogenes have received AOAC Performance Tested Method (PTM) certification.


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