Health Tip: Foods That May Harbor Listeria08/19/13
(HealthDay News) -- Listeria, a bacterium that may lead to a
form of food poisoning, is unusual in that it can thrive in the
cold temperatures of your refrigerator, the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services says.
The agency's foodsafety.gov website says these foods can harbor
the germ and trigger listeriosis, an infection that can be
dangerous to pregnant women and others with a weaker immune
Common sources of listeria include:
- Prepared deli meats and hot dogs.
- Refrigerated meat spreads and pates.
- Unpasteurized milk and other dairy products.
- Brie, camembert, feta and other cheeses that may be made with
- Smoked, refrigerated seafood.
- Raw vegetable sprouts.
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