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From: Food Quality & Safety Magazine, 7.23.13

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Industrial Farm Workers More Likely to Carry Multidrug-Resistant Staph

Study shows that livestock-associated strains are resistant to multiple antibiotics

Workers at industrial livestock operations are much more likely than workers at antibiotic-free livestock companies to carry livestock-associated strains of Staphylococcus aureus, as well as multidrug-resistant S. aureus, according to a new study from researchers at Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Multistate Outbreak of Listeriosis Prompts Cheese Recall

Five cases linked by PulseNet system

A multistate outbreak of listeriosis has led to the recall of several cheese products by a Wisconsin manufacturer. At least five people infected with the outbreak strain of Listeria monocytogenes were hospitalized; the illness resulted in one death and a miscarriage by a pregnant woman, according to the CDC. The products had been distributed nationwide through retail and foodservice outlets and by mail-order, according to the company.

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