The Food and Drug Administration has begun traceback efforts related to a multi-state outbreak of infections from Listeria monocytogenes.

The source of the outbreak continues to be listed as unknown by the FDA even though it has begun product traceback.

So, top contenders? Leafy Greens? Cheese? Deli Meat? Enoki Mushrooms – again?

According to the

Mystery Listeria: As of February 14, 2023, a total of 11 people infected with the outbreak strain of Listeria have been reported from 10 states – Arkansas, California, Colorado, Michigan, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Washington. Sick people’s samples were collected from July 3, 2018, to January 31, 2023.

Sick people

Criminal sanctions – Please.

Here are the low lights of the FDA Warning Letter to Big Olaf’s on December 9, 2022.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 28 ill people from 11 states were infected with the outbreak strain of L. monocytogenes. One patient died and there was a miscarriage in

With Listeria outbreaks being reported across the United States linked to Deli Meat , Cheeses and Mushrooms, it is a good idea to remember how deadly this pathogen is.

Listeria is a bacterium that causes a serious infection called listeriosis. Around 300 deaths in the United States are caused by Listeria infection each year, according

One mystery Salmonella Typhimurium Outbreak has sickened 254.

And, FDA (and state health departments and the CDC), I still am not sure why you closed the investigation with nearly 400 sick (100 hospitalized) into the Investigation of “Adverse Event Reports: French Lentil & Leek Crumbles (June 2022)” linked to Daily Harvest other than to say

Mary Kay Billman

Mrs. Billman ate ice cream at the 3350 Bahia Vista in Sarasota, Florida location on January 2022, and died of a Listeria infection on January 29, 2022.  She left a husband, children and grandchildren.

Mrs. Billman fell ill on or around January 27, 2022, with symptoms consistent with Listeria. Mrs. Billman was

Congress passed the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act in 1938 in reaction to growing public safety demands.  The primary goal of the Act was to protect the health and safety of the public by preventing deleterious, adulterated or misbranded articles from entering interstate commerce.  Under section 402(a)(4) of the Act, a food product is

Listeria monocytogenes is a deadly bacteria that hospitalizes over 95% of those with confirmed cultures and kills at least 25%. The most vulnerable are women who are pregnant, the elderly and people with compromised immune systems. The incubation period (between ingestion and symptom onset) is 3 to 70 days.

Why a company that knows it