Listeria monocytogenes
Listeria is a Survivor and That’s What Makes it So Dangerous

When it comes to sheer survival skills, no other foodborne bacteria even comes close to Listeria monocytogenes. Freeze it, dry it, hit it with high concentrations of salt, alcohol, acid or bile and Listeria responds with a shrug. Refrigerate E. coli…

CDC Map of Listeria deli meat and cheese outbreak
Deli Meat and Cheese Listeria Outbreak Lawsuit

The Pritzker Hageman Listeria lawyers are accepting illness and wrongful death cases associated with an ongoing Listeria outbreak linked to deli-sliced meat and cheese. Eight Illnesses have been reported from New York, New Jersey, Michigan and Pennsylvania. One person from Michigan…

Avocados
Recalls Show Listeria Risk in Squash, Beans, Sprouts and Avocados

Some of the foods most commonly associated with Listeria are cold cuts, smoked fish, and soft cheeses. But a spate of recent recalls underscores that any kind of food, including fruits and vegetables, can pose a Listeria risk. Contact our…

nut butter
After Sunflower and Nut Butter Listeria Recall, Oskri Closes Plant

After a massive Listeria recall of sunflower butter and nut butters sold under a variety of brand names including Thrive and Inspired Organics, Oskri Corp. has closed the Lake Mills, Wis. plant where they were produced. In January, the company ceased production at the…

Dairy products, milk, cheese, ice cream
Chocolate Milk Joins Milk, Cheese, Ice Cream Listeria Outbreak List

Listeria outbreaks are often linked to soft cheeses and raw milk products. But outbreaks linked to pasteurized dairy products are less common in North America. That’s why a new report about a previously undisclosed Listeria outbreak linked to chocolate milk…

Caramel apple listeria outbreaks
Wait, There Was Another Caramel Apple Listeria Outbreak?

Four years ago, health officials made the surprising discovery that caramel apples were the source of a Listeria outbreak. Never before had the seasonal treat been linked with listeriosis, a foodborne illness usually associated with deli meats, soft cheeses, unpasteurized milk…

Long Phung Listeria Outbreak Lawyer
Were Long Phung Food Safety Violations a Factor in Listeria Outbreak?

A Listeria outbreak linked to Long Phung pork products has ended after sickening four people in four states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). All four people required hospitalization to treat the illness they developed after eating…

Listeria on peaches, nectarines and plums
Peaches, Plums, Nectarines and Listeria: A Brief History

Peaches, plums and nectarines sold in 18 states have been recalled for potential Listeria contamination. Stores that sold the fruit include Walmart, Aldi, Costco, Fairway Market, Market Basket, Hannaford and a number of small retailers. At the time of the…

Listeria CDC
Computer Program IDs Likely Listeria Hotspots for Food Processors

Cornell University researchers have developed a computer modeling system that identifies locations in food facilities where Listeria is likely to grow. Using the system, called Environmental Monitoring With an Agent-Based Model of Listeria (EnABLe), food safety managers could test those areas…

nut butter
Tahini, Nut Butters Pose Food Poisoning Risk

A spate of recent recalls and outbreaks linked to nut butters, seed butters and tahini highlights the risk that some of these products pose. Contamination can occur if bacteria such as Listeria, E. coli or Salmonella makes its way into the…

Johnson County Ham Listeria Lawsuit Epi Curve
Lawsuits May Follow End of Johnston County Hams Listeria Outbreak

The Listeria outbreak linked to Johnston County Hams has ended after sickening four people and killing one of them, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But some of those sickened may still choose to file a lawsuit.…

Listeria CDC
Food Safety Tips – Holiday Edition: Listeria and Potatoes

Food safety should be a priority year-round. But during the holidays, when the extended family comes together for a meal, it’s especially important. For example, pregnant women, people over 65 and people with compromised immune systems are more likely than…