Nov 24, 2006 — WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An Ohio-based company is recalling 46,941 pounds of turkey and ham products that officials fear could cause listeriosis, a potentially fatal disease, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Friday.

HoneyBaked Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling the meat, which includes cooked, glazed and sliced ham and turkey, USDA

After HoneyBaked Foods Inc. of Toledo issued a voluntary recall for certain hams and sliced and glazed turkey breasts on Wednesday, officials decided to open their store on Merger Drive for part of yesterday’s Thanksgiving Day holiday.

“We didn’t want people driving up and saying, ‘They’re not here,’” Craig Kurz, an officer and shareholder of

The F.D.A. came in and swabbed down Krisp-Pak’s packaging plant on Southampton Boulevard on Thursday, one day after a sample tested positive for a potentially dangerous bacteria.

The company is throwing out 400 pounds of fruit that may be contaminated with a bacteria called Listeria.

The F.D.A. swabbed the facility from top to bottom and

BOSTON –Boston Salads and Provisions Co. Inc. is recalling containers of cole slaw salad with sell-by dates of Nov. 9 and Nov. 11 because they could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a microorganism that can cause serious or fatal infections.

Children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems are most susceptible to the infections.

A Norfolk-based fruit distributor has recalled packages of fresh cut fruit from supermarkets and military commissaries in Virginia and North Carolina after one package tested positive for a potentially fatal bacteria.

Krisp-Pak Company Inc. ordered the recall Tuesday after the food inspection section of the U.S. Army Veterinary Services told the company of the test

BELLVILLE — A warning about ready-to-eat and smoked meat products at the Bellville Meat Market has been withdrawn, the Texas Department of State Health Services said Tuesday.

Last week a warning was issued after the health department found listeria monocytogenes as part of a routine inspection. Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium that can cause listeriosis.

BELLVILLE — Customers were being warned by the state health department on Wednesday not to consume any ready-to-eat or smoked meat products purchased from the Bellville Meat Market on or after Oct. 6. The warning comes after a product tested positive for listeria monocytogenes. The bacterium can cause listeriosis, with symptoms including fever, muscle

Techniques such as high-pressure processing, pulsed electric fields, radio-frequency electric fields, ultraviolet light, and irradiation have been shown to be faster and less disruptive to quality than traditional thermal processing techniques, say researchers.

Food safety concerns and regulation have driven the food industry to explore different methods of killing harmful pathogens while maintaining quality. Heat

A dose of bacteriophages can help ready-to-eat meat producing companies meet food safety standards for Listeria, according to a university study.

To food pathogens like Listeria, bacteriophages are the viral hit squads of the microscopic world. Bacteriophages are viruses that target bacteria, rather than human, plant or animal cells. For every bacteria, there is a