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By Julia Ries
- A multistate outbreak of listeriosis has led to seven people being infected.
- Now products containing hard-boiled eggs have been voluntarily recalled over concerns they're related to the outbreak.
- The bacterium Listeria monocytogenes causes the illness. It can cause serious infections, especially in people who have compromised immune systems.
Hard-boiled egg products contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes have caused a multistate outbreak, sickening seven people. Four have been hospitalized, and one has died.
A problem at a single food-processing plant in California has led to a massive recall impacting millions of pounds of pre-made salads and meals, more than two dozen chains and 13 food companies, USA Today reported Tuesday.
The problem started October 15 when McCain Foods USA recalled the Fire Roasted Black Bean Corn processed at its plant in Colton, California near Los Angeles for potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes or Salmonella, Food Safety News reported. McCain Foods has since recalled all products from its Colton plant, which makes fire roasted, caramelized and sauteed frozen fruit and vegetables.
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Two massive meat recalls were issued this week following outbreaks of food-borne illnesses.
Arizona-based meat producer JBS Tolleson Inc. recalled more than 6.5 million pounds of "various raw, non-intact beef products"—i.e. ground beef—that may be contaminated with salmonella, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Thursday.