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California grower recalls avocados over possible listeria

Los Angeles Times

A Southern California company is voluntarily recalling whole avocados over possible listeria contamination. Henry Avocado, a grower and distributor based near San Diego, said Saturday that the recall covers conventional and organic avocados grown and packed in California. The company says they were sold in bulk across California, Arizona, Florida, Wisconsin, North Carolina and New Hampshire. There have been no reports of any illnesses associated with the avocados. The company says it issued the voluntary recall after a routine inspection of its packing plant revealed samples that tested positive for listeria.

Smoked salmon recalled for potential listeria contamination

FOX News

A New York-based company is recalling two types of smoked salmon after a routine Food and Drug Administration (FDA) test revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in floor drains and cracks in the floor at the production facility. Kisco announced the recall on Monday. The following products were distributed in New York and Connecticut through retail stores and restaurants between Sept. 6 and Sept. 16, 2016: The retail product is sold in a clear plastic package and is labeled on the back with lot and use-by date. No illnesses have been reported to date. The company has suspended production of the product while they and the FDA continue to investigate the source of the problem.

Errington's Dunsyre Blue cheese recalled over listeria concerns

BBC News

A cheesemaker that was named as the most likely source of an E.coli outbreak last year has recalled one of its products over listeria fears.

Everything you need to know about the hospital food listeria outbreak

New Scientist

Two more people are reported to have died after eating contaminated sandwiches at a UK hospital, bringing the total to five fatalities. Here's everything you need to know about the listeria outbreak. On 7 June, it was announced that six people in the UK – described as already having been "seriously ill" in hospital – had developed listeria infections. Three of them died as a result of the infection. Now two more deaths have been linked to the same outbreak.

Biscuits Recalled At Food Lion, Lowes For Possible Listeria Contamination

International Business Times

Select frozen Buttermilk Biscuit Dough sold at Food Lion, Lowes Foods, Piggly Wiggly and other grocery retailers were voluntarily recalled Friday for possible contamination of Listeria monocytogenes, an infection-causing bacteria. While no illnesses have been reported in connection with the buttermilk biscuits at this time, consumers are recommended not to eat the recalled items.