Listeria

Definition

Listeria is a bacteria found in soil and water and some animals, including poultry and cattle. It can also be present in raw milk and foods also made from raw milk.

Listeria is found in ready-to-eat deli meats and hot dogs, unpasteurized milk products, soft cheese made with unpasteurized milk, refrigerated smoked seafood

Symptoms

Fever

Stiff neck

Weakness

Vomiting

Listeria found in Green Beans

General Mills Inc. is voluntarily recalling a small amount of frozen Cascadian Farm Cut Green Beans after a package tested positive for listeria, the second listeria-related recall for this brand of green bean this year. Food-safety experts say listeria is a particularly tricky and virulent pathogen that blossoms in refrigerated environments.