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    2022 year in review

    Another year is ending, and food safety still has many challenges. The FDA reported 6 Listeria outbreaks, 5 Salmonella outbreaks and 3 E. coli outbreaks. A major food safety recall was due to...

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    Daniele International recalled Ready-to-Eat Sausage due to Listeria monocytogenes

    The USDA/FSIS reported that Daniele International LLC (Mapleville, RI) recalled ~52,914 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) sausage products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture&r...

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    Outbreak update on Listeria monocytogenes in Enoki Mushrooms (November 2022)

    The FDA has identified enoki mushrooms distributed by Utopia Foods, Inc. (Glendale, New York) and imported from China, and enoki mushrooms labeled as "Producer: Shandong Youhe Biotechnology, Co.," with an address in China an...

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    Listeria monocytogenes outbreaks and the development of a quantitative risk assessment model to investigate the impact of varying levels of Listeria monocytogenes

    Listeriosis is a severe, foodborne infection linked with high case fatality and hospitalization. The CDC estimated 1,600 people get listeriosis yearly, and about 260 die. The infection is most likely to sicken susceptible...

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    In Slovenia, an outbreak of Salmonella linked to steak tartar

    In the fall of 2022, Slovenia saw an increased number of salmonella infections detected in several regions. Several patients sought medical attention and a few required hospitalizations. The outbreak began in November 2022. ...

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    In France, a multi-serotype outbreak of Salmonella Bovismorbificans ST142 and monophasic Salmonella Typhimurium ST34 associated with dried pork sausages, September 2020- January 2021

    An article published in Eurosurveillance describes a recent multiple-serotype Salmonella outbreak in France in 2020, which led to an international investigation. The outbreak affected 44 people who consumed dried pork sausag...

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