Cinnaminson, New Jersey, November 16, 2022
It was recently announced a deadly Listeria strain has resulted in one death and 13 hospitalized. Six states have been linked to deli meats and cheeses contaminated with Listeria. The dates of infection were from April 17, 2021, to September 29, 2022, according to the CDC. States included Maryland, where the person who died lived, New York, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and California.
There may be more cases that will crop up as it takes three to four weeks to determine if it is from the same outbreak. This outbreak may not be limited to the states listed. Eating contaminated food can cause a serious illness, listeriosis. Symptoms include fever, vomiting and diarrhea.
“Recalls related to Listeria or other food contaminates can be costly and time consuming for companies,” said Joseph Frasca, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Manager at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “At EMSL, we offer advanced testing techniques to identify Listeria and other foodborne pathogens in contaminated foods. Manufactures can use these services to help prevent contaminated foods from reaching the public or to identify the source of an outbreak if one has already occurred.”
EMSL Analytical, Inc. offers a wide range of testing services for microbial pathogens and can identify Listeria, Salmonella, E. coli O157H7, and other contaminants. These tests can be utilized to assess raw materials, finished products, and production surfaces. Testing is also instrumental for evaluating cleaning and disinfection procedures at processing, production, and manufacturing facilities. If a contaminated product has already caused an outbreak, rapid testing methods from EMSL can facilitate the process of quickly pinpointing its source to prevent further product contamination and illnesses.
To learn more about our food testing 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.