Susan Selasky Detroit Free Press Published 12:13 PM EDT Apr 18, 2019 At least one person has died in Michigan as a result of a multi-state outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes. The outbreak is linked to deli sliced meats and cheeses, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said late Wednesday. Eight people have been reported infected in four states. One other case has been reported in Michigan, in addition to the fatality. The CDC did not release any other specific information about the infected patients, including their ages and hometowns. It said the people infected ranged in age from 40 to 88. Other states reported illnesses are New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. All those infected have been hospitalized. Read more: Worried about your fruits and vegetables? Here's how to wash them Pesticides in fruits and vegetables: List of cleanest, dirtiest Here's what we know from the CDC People interviewed who became … [Read more...] about Listeria outbreak in Michigan kills 1: Symptoms to know
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By Morgan Lowrie The Canadian Press Mon., April 15, 2019 MONTREAL - The Metro grocery chain will allow customers across Quebec to bring reusable containers for the purchase of fresh products in what one expert describes as a “game changer” for an industry facing increasing consumer concern about single-use plastics. The grocery and drug store company announced Monday that beginning April 22, customers will be able to use their own packaging at the deli, meat, fish, seafood, pastry and ready-to-eat meal counters. Plastic containers and zipper bags, which must be clean and must not feature a company name, will be filled with product by staff and labelled for checkout. The staff who handle outside containers must wash their hands more frequently and avoid contact between the containers and surfaces used to prepare and serve foods, according to the company’s website. In a statement, the company said the goal is to reduce single-use packaging. … [Read more...] about Metro grocery stores to permit reusable containers in effort to cut waste
Many of the many food recalls of late 2018 and early 2019 have been linked to foodborne illnesses such as listeria — which we know isn’t a good thing, but why? Listeriosis, also called Listeria, is an infection caused by Listeria bacteria that's typically linked to consumption of contaminated food – namely meats and unpasteurized milk products. It primarily strikes those with weakened immune systems. Listeria is responsible for about 1,600 illnesses and 260 deaths in the United States yearly, exceeding the fatality rates of Salmonella and Clostridium botulinum, Medical News Today reports. RELATED READ: California company recalls avocados over listeria concernsBy contrast, salmonella bacteria, a more common cause of food poisoning, are responsible for a million illnesses in the U.S. each year, including 23,000 hospitalizations and 450 deaths, HEALTH reports. A Listeria infection is more dangerous in … [Read more...] about What is listeria and do I need to be worried about it?
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