Reading Time: 2 minutes A new species of Listeria has been discovered by Scientists from Cornell University. Five previously unknown species of Listeria have […]
Listeria monocytogenes is the species of pathogenic bacteria that causes the infection listeriosis.
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.
Reading Time: 3 minutes The US government shutdown is now in its 21st day. As part of the shutdown, many of the Food and Drug Administration’s food-inspection duties are not being conducted.
Reading Time: 4 minutes When a foodborne disease outbreak is detected, such as the Listeriosis outbreak in South Africa. Health officials and scientists work quickly to collect as much information as possible to find out what is causing it, so they can take action to prevent more people from all ill.
The Listeriosis outbreak in South Africa included scientists from the NICD, Department of Health (DoH) and a few private laboratories.