About Us  |  Contact Us  |  Español
VNA of Care New England
VNA of Care New England

Health Tip: Foods That May Harbor Listeria

A bacterium that can grow in the refrigerator
(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 system.
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 unpasteurized milk. Smoked, refrigerated seafood. Raw vegetable sprouts.
Health Headlines
CDC Confirms First Patient Diagnosed With Ebola in United StatesView in a lightbox
Gene Study Finds No Proof Vitamin D Guards Against Type 2 DiabetesView in a lightbox
Health Highlights: Oct. 1, 2014View in a lightbox
Health Tip: Help Prevent Acne ScarsView in a lightbox
Health Tip: Plan Ahead for Healthy DinnersView in a lightbox
VNA of Care New England
© 2011 Site Index | Disclaimer | Legal Notices | Talks Your Health