listeria listeria  /lɪ ˈstɪ ri ə/

Definition(s):

  • (n) any species of the genus Listeria

Usage(s):

  • The process, which involves blasting meat with low-level radiation to kill bacteria like listeria, has its opponents, who claim it also kills nutrients.

News

  1. Michigan company recalls sunflower seed products

    — A Michigan snack food maker is recalling sunflower seeds due to the potential of listeria contamination.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Detroit News

  2. Sunflower seeds recalled over listeria

    A Michigan snack food maker is recalling sunflower seeds due to the potential of listeria contamination.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WXYZ-TV Detroit

  3. Older Americans, pregnant women face highest risk from Listeria food poisoning - June 4, 2013 - Press Release

    Listeria can cause serious infection in certain vulnerable groups, resulting in higher rates of hospitalization and death than most other bacteria commonly spread by contaminated food. A new Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention outlines the key groups particularly hard hit by listeria food poisoning. It also highlights the importance of safety measures to prevent ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Quotes

  1. "Listeria exists in 100 percent of all plants, and it is impossible to eliminate it," McCain told reporters, noting the company sanitizes its plants to reduce the risk of the bacteria contaminating food at levels high enough to cause illness or...
    on Oct 9, 2008 By: John McCain Source: ReportonBusiness.com

  2. "This is vintage Dalton McGuinty, whether it's hundreds of thousands of jobs lost, whether it's hundreds of people that lost their lives to C. difficile or now a few people who've lost their lives - but far too many - for listeria," Tory said.
    on Sep 11, 2008 By: John Tory Source: Metro Canada - Vancouver

  3. "These men are leaders in the international field when it comes to food safety and have literally been at the front line of major Listeria outbreaks in the USA," Minister Whan said. "Their contribution and expertise will be a welcome addition...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Steve Whan Source: Australian Food

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