Listeria Monocytogenes

Over 65s are more susceptible to listeriosis because of their dietary choices

Listeriosis in elderly linked to lifestyle

By Rick Pendrous

Concern about rising levels of listeriosis food poisoning across Europe caused by contamination with Listeria monocytogenes (Lm), despite relatively low levels of the bacterium being picked up in retail surveys of products, has led the European Food Safety...

Plastic contamination sparked the recall of Asda vegetarian burgers

Asda recalls burgers after plastic contamination

By Michael Stones

Burgers contaminated with plastic, salmon products infected with listeria and mislabelled soup sparked three food recalls last week by Asda, OT (Smoked Salmon) and Waitrose.

Sale hopes dashed for historic Stilton producer

Sale hopes dashed for historic Stilton producer

By Ben Bouckley and Anne Bruce

The administrator of Quenby Hall Dairy has admitted defeat in its efforts to sell the business, which produced Stilton on a site where some of first examples of the cheese were made over 250 years ago.

Systems check

Systems check

By Rick Pendrous

A worrying rise in listeriosis could see calls for hygiene standards in food factories to be raised even higher, as Rick Pendrous discovers


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