Listeria

Request for Input on Federal Outreach to Control Listeria Monocytogenes at Retail Delicatessens

The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is collecting information from stakeholders from industry, state and public health and agriculture departments with responsibilities for retail food safety, local health departments, and grocers to gather…

Deadly Listeria Outbreaks in Australia and South Africa

A fatal Listeria outbreak in Australia has a case fatality rate as high as 28%. As of March 19, 2018, 19 confirmed cases have been reported in Australia alone, all of which are linked with…

FDA Updated Draft Guidance: Control of Listeria monocytogenes in Ready-To-Eat Foods

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released updated draft guidance titled, “Control of Listeria monocytogenes in Ready-To-Eat Food (RTE).” This guidance aligns with the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in its focus on…