Learning About Listeria

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,  Listeria (l

isteriosis) is a serious infection usually caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, it is an important public health problem in the United States. 

The disease primarily affects older adults, pregnant women, newborns, and adults with weakened immune systems. However, rarely, persons without these risk factors can also be affected. The risk may be reduced by recommendations for safe food preparation, consumption, and storage.

For more information about listeriosis, click here for the CDC website.