Eliminating Listeria in your Facility…the musical

Listeria monocytogenes on oxford agar
L. monocytogenes on Oxford Agar. Source: wikipedia commons author Nathan Reading

So I know that all of you who subscribe to Fur, Farm, and Fork do so for the meticulously researched analysis of food safety and regulatory issues.

So… here’s a Rihanna song parody about eliminating Listeria from a food plant!

…it was fun. And this is my site so I can do what I want.

If you want to listen to someone  sing it, download the mp3 here.

Lyrics below, basically covering where Listeria can be found in the food plant enjoy!

 Listeria (Disturbia Parody)

Bum Bum bio bum bum bio-film

Bum Bum bio bum bum bio-film

Bum Bum bio bum bum bio-film

Bum Bum bio bum bum bio-film

 

[what did we find

I didn’t expect this

What are we gonna do now]

 

What do these results mean

(presumptive positive)

Near the wall, near the sink

(where there was standing water)

Right where we process cream

(and products ready-to-eat)

Get the QA team together

 

It’s a sneaky microbe

Riding on your shoes

It can grow in the cold

Where it eludes you

A poison in your food

And it can end you

It’s too close for comfort

 

Let’s tear this room apart

We need to swab every square foot

Then the spare parts

We can get to the cause root

Use those trending charts

Why didn’t we catch this last year

It’s not in the product, we swear

 

But we just found Listeria

All the product’s been retained

Listeria

Biofilms in our drains

Listeria

Might be from the supply chain

Listeria

Listeria

 

Bum Bum bio bum bum bio-film

Bum Bum bio bum bum bio-film

Bum Bum bio bum bum bio-film

Bum Bum bio bum bum bio-film

 

Condensate drips from the walls

(we can’t see from where it comes)

These concrete cracks aren’t that small

(The floors are twenty years old)

We need some new grout

Old equipment thrown out

It’s too close for comfort

 

It’s a sneaky microbe

Riding on your shoes

It can grow in the cold

Where it eludes you

A poison in your food

And it can end you

It could be anywhere

 

Let’s tear this room apart

We need to swab every square foot

Then the spare parts

We can get to the cause root

Use those trending charts

Why didn’t we catch this last year

It’s not in the product, we swear

 

But we just found Listeria

All the product’s been retained

Listeria

Biofilms in our drains

Listeria

Might be from the supply chain

Listeria

Listeria

 

Bum Bum bio bum bum bio-film

Bum Bum bio bum bum bio-film

Bum Bum bio bum bum bio-film

Bum Bum bio bum bum bio-film

 

Risk assessments are now change-in

Zero tolerance And we’re jumpin-in

We didn’t no, oh, oh

Grab your swabs and let’s go oh oh

 

Let’s tear this room apart

We need to swab every square foot

Then the spare parts

We can get to the cause root

Use those trending charts

Why didn’t we catch this last year

It’s not in the product, we swear

 

But we just found Listeria

All the product’s been retained

Listeria

Biofilms in our drains

Listeria

Might be from the supply chain

Listeria

Listeria

 

Bum Bum bio bum bum bio-film

Bum Bum bio bum bum bio-film

Bum Bum bio bum bum bio-film

Bum Bum bio bum bum bio-film

 


Inspired by various warning letters at companies associated with outbreaks of Listeria monocytogenes. Original song performed by Rihanna, music composed by Robert Allen, Chris Brown, Andre Darrell Merritt, and Brian Kennedy Seals. Instrumental background sourced from www.karaoke-version.com.

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