Fully Cooked Chicken in Listeria monocytogenes Outbreak
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Fully Cooked Chicken in Listeria monocytogenes Outbreak

Reading Time: 3 minutes One death has been reported in a Listeria  monocytogenes outbreak that appears to be linked to precooked chicken served in health care facilities, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) posted a warning notice online, which was last updated July 9, noting that there have been three illnesses…

New Listeria Species Discovered: What Does This Mean For Food Safety?
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New Listeria Species Discovered: What Does This Mean For Food Safety?

Reading Time: 2 minutes A new species of Listeria has been discovered by Scientists from Cornell University. Five previously unknown species of Listeria have been added to the list. The most infamous of the genus you may recognise; Listeria monocytogenes, an opportunistic pathogen that causes listeriosis. A food-borne illness affecting several processed foods. Where was the new Listeria species…

Can You Get Sick From Contaminated Ice?
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Can You Get Sick From Contaminated Ice?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Can Bacteria Really Live in Ice? Simply put, yes, bacteria that can cause serious harm to humans are able to survive in ice cubes. Common misconceptions are that ice is too cold to harbour bacteria. Unfortunately, that’s just not the case. Bacteria such as Listeria monocytogenes are even able to survive in ice-cream, as was the case in an ongoing outbreak in the US involving blue bell ice-cream.