USA – Life threatening bacteria found in New York fish facility – Listeria monocytogenes

New Food Magazine

The Smokehouse, located in Mamaroneck, New York, cannot prepare, process, manufacture, pack and/or hold FDA-regulated food products until they demonstrate that their facility processing equipment and sanitation controls are suitable. This injunction was sought by the U.S. Department of Justice on behalf of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

L. mono is a pathogenic bacterium that can cause listeriosis, a rare but potentially life-threatening illness. People with compromised immune systems, the elderly, pregnant women and developing fetuses are particularly susceptible to listeriosis.

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