Listeria Outbreaks in US Food Supply Chain highlights need for better Food Traceability.

In the past week there have been a number of reported cases of Listeria contamination in the US food supply chain: 

Listeria is a genus of bacteria that acts as an intracellular parasite in mammals.  According to the CDC, symptoms of Listeria can be serious and life-threatening, especially for the elderly, young children, and those with compromised immune systems. 

It is frequently caused by eating improperly processed deli meats and unpasteurized milk products.  But as the outbreak news in the attached links demonstrate, you can also be infected from fruit and vegetable products.  Importantly, not just fresh but even frozen food products may be compromised. 

Preventing Listeria outbreaks, and executing quick and precise recalls when there is an outbreak, is essential to food producers in order to minimize liability, recall costs, and brand damage. 

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