Product recalls: Listeria monocytogenes

Currently there are Europe-wide recalls of products contaminated with Listeria especially Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogens can cause sickness, vomit and/or diarrhea and has a high risk especially for pregnant women and childs. The group of yopi (young, old, pregnant, immunocompromised) people should avoid raw or unprocessed food like salmon or raw milk cheese.

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Current recalls:


18.09.15 Serano bacon detection of Listeria monocytogenes < 10 cfu/g


17.09.15 raw milk cheese detection of Listeria monocytogenes 4900 cfu/g


08.09.15  bacon detection of Listeria monocytogenes in 25 g


04.09.15 sandwich with bacon detection of Listeria monocytogenes  < 10 cfu/g

Germany/United Kingdom

03.09.15 salmon detection of Listeria monocytogenes in 25 g

Based on the provided information we would like to introduce the ready-to-use real-time PCR kits for the detection of Listeria species (SureFast® Listeria Screening PLUS; Art. Nr. F5117) and Listeria monocytogenes (SureFast® Listeria monocytogenes PLUS; Art. Nr. F5113). After enrichment using ½ Fraser- and Fraserbouillon, DNA will be extracted with the SureFast® PREP Bacteria (Art.Nr.F1021) kit. Prepared DNA can be used directly for real-time PCR analyses. The specific and sensitive detection methods can be used with all common real-time PCR instruments available. The kits contain all necessary controls including an internal inhibition control (PLUS) for clear and easy interpretation of results.

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