Swiss Listeria outbreak shows risk of cheese recontamination

A multi-year Listeria outbreak in Switzerland that killed 10 people was linked to pasteurized cheese products, according to a study.

The incident highlights the risk for recontamination of cheese during manufacturing and emphasizes the need for routine sampling of products, manufacturing equipment, and the production environment, said researchers in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases.

The two year outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes also caused 34 laboratory-confirmed cases. The nationwide incident was traced to persistent environmental contamination of a dairy with Listeria monocytogenes. Results of an investigation implicated the Käserei Vogel dairy that had sanitation shortcomings at the production site in Steinerberg, Schwyz.

Initial investigation didn’t find source
In 2018, the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (SFOPH) recorded 52 cases of listeriosis. However, from March 6 to July 31, 2018, an increase of Listeria monocytogenes serotype 4b with 13 cases was recorded. Whole genome sequencing (WGS) was performed on these … Read more

10 Finest Seafood Eating places In Surfers Paradise

Italian Crostini or Bruschetta (or as they say in Tuscany fettunta, that means “oiled slice”) are favourite antipasti for a summer days. Conventional Genoan pesto is a tribute to 2 of the fantastic fresh ingredients of the Liguria region: small leaves of contemporary, local basil and excellent, fragrant, Ligurian olive oil. Add garlic, parmesan, pecorino, salt, pine nuts and a hearty dose of patience to grind it all collectively in a pestle and mortar. The authentic Genovese technique to serve pesto is with pasta and the addition of potatoes and green beans. I’ve made something similar but it is referred to as a taco bake. You use crescent rolls, brown hamburger meat with taco seasoning and add cheddar cheese. It is like a take along taco with out the mess. Olive oil is the cornerstone of most Italian cooking (to braise, fry, and drizzle), then come the vegetables. Garlic and … Read more

10 Minute Instant Pot Spaghetti

For those nights when you need something fast and easy turn to this 10 minute Instant Pot Spaghetti. Superbly seasoned beef and tender noodles all cook together in a delectable sauce and is ready in no time.

I love Italian food, it’s comfort food. Make a complete Italian inspired meal with Creamy Zuppa Toscana, decadent Panzanella Salad, Homemade Easy Cheesy Garlic Bread and finish off with Traditional Italian Cookies. Buono!

Meaty 10 min Instant pot spaghetti.

Instant Pot Spaghetti

Instant Pot cooking changed my life. All of a sudden I could cook dinners in half the time and all in one pot. It’s one of my favorite kitchen gadgets. While instant pot spaghetti may not be truly Italian, it’s Italian inspired. It’s the perfect meal when you feel like life has been a hot mess that day. It’s a hands off, no fuss, everyone will love it meal.  Spaghetti is a perfect go … Read more

2020: Deadly beer, seedy stories and PHE axed

Opinion

This year has been dominated by the global coronavirus pandemic but it also held many other surprises such as contaminated beer in Brazil, pesticide residues in seeds from India, and approval of cell-based meat in Singapore.

As you can imagine, trying to condense 52 weeks’ worth of articles into 10 highlights means many things don’t make the cut. Some of these include a botulism outbreak in Vietnam from pate, food poisoning in Hong Kong from sandwiches, Lloyd Register Foundation’s World Risk Poll, findings from the 2019 Ugandan food aid outbreak, and an outbreak of tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) linked to raw milk goat cheese in France. Below is what did make the list:

1) Brazilian beer contamination

Cervejaria Backer was at the center of beer contamination in Brazil. Ten people died and 42 suspected cases had symptoms including blindness and facial paralysis. People were poisoned by diethylene glycol from drinking … Read more

Arabica Espresso Choice

Dalgona espresso is a viral frosty coffee from South Korea. The success of the co-branding mannequin additionally requires that farmers themselves begin to take a look at their origin — their very own farm, neighborhood, region, or nation — as a brand. They should be conscious that they are not merely selling a product, however a package deal of providers that includes authentic, constant narratives that can assist the industrial success of their beans. They need to develop their own model function and be prepared to ship the consistency in high quality and service that their consumers require as a way to construct long-time period relationships. They should be prepared to deliver on farmer-led sustainability efforts and indicators, and to take part in annual progress evaluations measuring aspects of their product-content material packages. It might be misinterpreted as a cappuccino but even if they have similar ingredients, the macchiatos have … Read more