A Coon Rapids company is voluntarily recalling some of its products due to concerns of possible listeria contamination, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. Product sampling by the state agriculture department determined that some of the finished products produced by Parkers Farm Acquisition, LLC contained listeria monocytogenes bacteria, which could cause the disease listeriosis.
An outbreak of Listeria linked to a Wisconsin cheese maker is being blamed for the death of one person in Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, the multi-state outbreak is being linked to Les Frères Cheese, made by Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics Cheese In Waterloo, Wis. Two adults in Minnesota got sick in early June after eating the cheese, and one person died.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is alerting consumers to avoid consuming smoked pork and beef pepper sticks produced by Belgrade Meat Center after routine sampling discovered Listeria contamination.
As many as 14 people have died from possible listeria illnesses traced to Colorado cantaloupes, health officials say — a death toll that would make the food outbreak the deadliest in more than a decade.
Four people have died after eating contaminated cantaloupe.
We hear about E. Coli in spinach, listeria in celery, and salmonella in sprouts. And our best defense is something we as consumers have been doing for decades: running fruits and vegetables under water. But does washing produce really do anything?