Jurors failed to reach a unanimous decision whether to convict or acquit the former president of Blue Bell Creameries for allegedly concealing from the public why contaminated ice cream was being pulled from shelves.
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream has been “aggressively searching for Listeria” ever since the US Midwestern ice cream chain first discovered the harmful human pathogen in its Ohio production facilities last year.
The first reported foodborne listeriosis outbreak in Portugal highlights the need for an effective surveillance system for early detection and prompt submission of isolates for typing, according to researchers.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has suspended the registration of Roos Foods, which is at the centre of a Listeria outbreak linked to the death of one person, after an inspection uncovered unsanitary conditions.
Microbiological criteria for Listeria are not always strictly adhered to in ready-to-eat foods leading to an increased risk of infection, according to a study by the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR).
US health authorities have issued a warning in relation to a variety of cheese and dairy products potentially contaminated with listeria monocytogenes – weeks after Canadian officials recalled the same products.
Several dairy products, potentially contaminated with listeria, remained on the market over a month after an initial manufacturer recall because of an administration blunder, Canadian food safety authorities have revealed.
The administrator of Quenby Hall Dairy has admitted defeat in its efforts to sell the business, which produced Stilton on a site where some of first examples of the cheese were made over 250 years ago.
High pressure-processing combined with mint essential oil could be a promising technique for reducing Listeria risk in yoghurt-based drinks with no significant impacts to their quality attributes, claims new research.
About 5 per cent of mixed raw vegetable salads in the UK are
contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to a national
survey that uncovered two products with levels above the EU's
A new DNA-based test machine for identifying deadly bacteria is
faster, easier to use and more precise than some methods currently
used by food and beverage processors, according to research by the
US's department of agriculture.