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    Why are so many brands of enoki mushrooms are being recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

     On May 28, the FDA reported the recall of enoki mushrooms due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes by five companies. All recalls were initiated after the California department of health found Listeria...

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    WGS data used for surveillance of Campylobacter infections resulted in the detection of a large continuous outbreak, Denmark, 2019

    Human campylobacteriosis is the most commonly reported zoonotic disease in Europe, with 246,571 reported cases in the European Union (EU) in 2018. Denmark had 5,389 cases in 2019. The surveillance found that 33% of chicken m...

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    In Canada, Natural Balance dry cat food recalled due to Salmonella Contamination

    Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. (San Diego, CA) recalled two (Natural Balance Green Pea & Chicken Dry Cat Formula (15 lb bag) and Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Diets® Green Pea & Chicken Formula Dry Cat Food...

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    Evolution in Food Pathogen detection: From culture media to Universal detection systems of multiple pathogens

    The journey from the traditional culture-based methods to the current state of the art is impressive. Culture-based methods remain the first choice for many since they are sensitive, inexpensive, and easy to use....

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    FSA updated the status of the melon outbreak due to Salmonella

    The Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Public Health England (PHE) investigated an outbreak of Salmonella in the UK. The outbreak source is thought to be whole honeydew, cantaloupe, and galia melons originating from Costa Rica ...

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    Increased antimicrobial-resistant in Salmonella Infections, United States, 2004–2016

    The CDC analysis indicates that the incidence of resistant Salmonella infections was higher in 2015–2016 than in earlier periods during 2004–2014. They estimated a 40% increase in annual infections of Salmonella ...

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