Listeria Monocytogenes

Pathogen

What is it?

It is a bacteria that is found in soil, water and animals. The implicated illness with this bacteria is listeriosis, which comes from the name of the bacteria.

What are some sources?

Deli meat, hot dogs, meat spreads, milk and dairy products

How to prevent?

Keep raw meat and veggies separated, do not drink unpasteurized milk, wash hands and all utensils, rinse raw produce. Do not slowly heat frozen food, this can help listeria thrive.
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