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    Listeria monocytogenes (L.monocytogenes) is a gram-positive bacterium that is an intracellular human pathogen. L.monocytogenes can persist in vast environmental and animal reservoirs including but not limited: food processing plants, dairy milking equipment, wild birds, and silage (1–3). L.monocytogenes can be seeded into environmental reservoirs through exit of carriers or animal reservoirs by secretion in feces. Handling of equipment used in the production of food for human consumption near or in a L.monocytogenes reservoir can serve as a vehicle of transmission to susceptible hosts. For instance, milking of dairy cows with contaminated equipment can lead to contaminated raw milk products, and secretion of L.monocytogenes from animal reservoirs…

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    Food Poisoning Is Wrong

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    correctly. In September 2006, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a massive warning about bagged raw spinach sold in grocery stores across the U.S. possibly being contaminated. It was later reported by the Center For Disease and control that more than 100 people got sick from eating the infected spinach and one even died. Food cleanliness on a consumer side is only a portion of what contributes to food poisoning. Poor sanitation issues in factories also plays a major…

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    Listeria Monocytogenes

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    Listeria monocytogenes is a Gram-positive rod-shaped bacterium. It is the agent of listeriosis, a serious infection caused by eating food contaminated with the bacteria (Todar, 2008). The disease primarily affects older adults, pregnant women, new born, and adults with weakened immune systems. Babies can be born with listeriosis if their mothers eat contaminated food during pregnancy. However, healthy people may consume contaminated foods without becoming ill. Listeria monocytogenes is commonly…

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    Listeriaia Infection

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    In the summer of 2008 Canadian healthcare professionals noticed an irregularly high incidence of listeriosis cases (“Listeriosis outbreak timeline”, 2009), the disease associated with infection by Listeria. This concern was disregarded until people in a nursing home fell ill and sandwich meat from the same place tested positive for the presence of Listeria monocytogenes (“Listeriosis outbreak timeline”, 2009). On August 12, 2008, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency launched an investigation of…

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    The Gram positive unknown was identified to be Listeria Monocytogenes. This conclusion was reached with several bits of evidence. Firstly, the Gram positive unknown was rod shape. This narrowed it down to seven different species. However, I felt it was important to perform a series of tests in order to confidently conclude that the Gram positive unknown was indeed Listeria Monocytogenes. So, the pre-constructed sequence of tests was still performed as if all seven of the Gram positive options…

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    Listeria Research Paper

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    We have come to notice that a high-number of recent involve the bacterium listeria. With listeria making an impact on food safety and being prevalent in the news, we feel that it is important to understand what this bacterium is, how it spreads, and how to prevent it from sickening customers who consume your food products. Serve Safe Certification Guide to Listeria Listeria is a unique case when it comes to food-borne illness suspects because unlike many other bacteria it grows and multiplies…

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    Listeria Vs Ebola

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    As a world's population explodes exponentially, various nations around the world remain looking for ways to grow their economy. Moreover, these nations remain looking for ways to feed their population. Unfortunately, developing nations such as Haiti do not have the resources to adequately feed their population. Therefore, these nations remain dependent on other nations for help. In addition to lacking the necessary resources, these countries also face an increased risk of attracting viruses such…

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    Listeria monocytogenes is a gram-positive rod-shaped bacterium and facultative anaerobic that can grow under either anaerobic or aerobic conditions but do not form endospores. Among the six species of Listeria, only Listeria monocytogenes is the major human pathogen that causes disease in humans. It is a causative agent to cause listeriosis, a serious infection caused by ingesting the food contaminated with Listeria. The optimum temperature for growth is 30 to 37 degree Celsius, within this…

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    labeling this prestigious term. Most Texans are very proud of the state they inhabit, and extremely proud of the products manufactured in the state. Having this term applied to your label means that your company has satisfied the fastidious requirements expected from our regional populations. This behavior was illustrated when one of the most iconic brands manufactured in Texas, Blue Bell ice cream experienced a listeria outbreak forcing the company on April 20th, 2015 to close its manufacturing…

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    With the advanced refrigeration and shipping technologies we have today, foods can be processed in giant plants and then shipped worldwide. This can lead to widespread outbreaks of disease if any machinery in a central processing plant is contaminated. One example of this type of outbreak was the Blue Bell ice cream listeria outbreak in the US this past year (CDC, 2015). This particular outbreak spanned the American West and Midwest, in Arizona, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas and occurred over the…

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