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Category Press Release
Publish Date 7/11/2022
Author Gabrielle Cataldi
Title Multi-State Listeria Outbreak Has Been Linked to Florida Creamery
Introduction Ten different states infected with Listeria, stemming from a Florida creamery.

Tampa, Florida, July 11th, 2022

At least one person has died and nearly two dozen others have been hospitalized by a new Listeria outbreak.  The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) stated that cases have been reported in 10 different states.  These states include Colorado, Minnesota, Georgia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Kansas, Illinois, New York, and Massachusetts.  As of the beginning of July, it is believed the source of the outbreak is ice cream sold only in Florida.

“Foods can become contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytoenes and can cause a serious infection known as listeriosis,” said Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President of Marketing at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “Listeria has been associated with a variety of foods, including milk and cheese, but has also been associated with fruits, vegetables, and meats. EMSL’s laboratories provide services to food manufacturers to help identify Listeria and other foodborne pathogens like Salmonella and E. coli. Additionally, EMSL offers a wide array of sampling supplies.”

EMSL’s Food Division offers many different foods testing for large and small projects.  Our Food Microbiology labs offer an array of different testing for your project including food pathogen testing, indicator organism testing, and bacterial and fungal identification.  These tests can help you be sure that your product is safe for distribution.  Ask about our shelf-life study available for long term studies.

To learn more about food testing and labeling services, please visit: www.FoodTestingLab.com or www.EMSL.com, call (800) 220-3675 or email info@EMSL.com.


About EMSL Analytical, Inc.

EMSL Analytical is one of the leading testing laboratories throughout the United States and Canada. EMSL is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider specializing in fast laboratory results for mold, bacteria, Legionella, USP <797>, pathogens, asbestos, lead, soot, char & ash from fires, VOC’s, odors, radon, formaldehyde, indoor air quality, microbiology, environmental, industrial hygiene, radiological, food, beverage & consumer products, and material testing services for the identification of unknown substances. EMSL services both professionals and the general public. EMSL maintains an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies including, but not limited to A2LA, AIHA-LAP, LLC (AIHA-LAP, LLC EMLAP, AIHA-LAP, LLC IHLAP, AIHA-LAP, LLC ELLAP), NVLAP, CDC ELITE, CPSC, CA ELAP, NY ELAP, TX DOH, NJDEP, and multiple other state accrediting agencies. Please visit our website at www.EMSL.com for a complete listing of accreditations. In addition, EMSL carries a wide range of Sampling Equipment and Investigative Products for environmental professionals.
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