FDA investigating mystery outbreak caused by Listeria monocytogenes

Federal officials are investigating a new outbreak of infections from Listeria monocytogenes, but little is known at this time.

The outbreak reported by the Food and Drug Administration this afternoon is from an unknown source. 

FDA investigators have begun an onsite inspection and sample testing, but the agency did not provide information about the location of the inspection or what food is being tested.

Although the onsite inspections and sample testing have begun, the FDA reports that it has not initiated any traceback efforts on any foods or beverages.

As of this afternoon, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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