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Infections caused by Listeria most commonly stem from contaminated food.

Although cases of Listeria are rare, a Listeriosis infection can be potentially serious for pregnant women and those with underlying health issues

Practicing good hygiene when preparing food, including washing hands thoroughly, can help to reduce the risk of infection.

In independent tests, Biomaster antimicrobial technology has been proven to be up to 99.99% effective against Listeria, providing 24/7 product protection.

Infections caused by Listeria most commonly stem from contaminated food.

Although cases of Listeria are rare, a Listeriosis infection can be potentially serious for pregnant women and those with underlying health issues

Practicing good hygiene when preparing food, including washing hands thoroughly, can help to reduce the risk of infection.

In independent tests, Biomaster antimicrobial technology has been proven to be up to 99.99% effective against Listeria, providing 24/7 product protection.

Infections caused by Listeria most commonly stem from contaminated food.

Although cases of Listeria are rare, a Listeriosis infection can be potentially serious for pregnant women and those with underlying health issues

Practicing good hygiene when preparing food, including washing hands thoroughly, can help to reduce the risk of infection.

In independent tests, Biomaster antimicrobial technology has been proven to be up to 99.99% effective against Listeria, providing 24/7 product protection.

Ten Facts About Listeria

There are 15 known species of Listeria bacteria, and even though cases are rare compared to 30 years ago, infections can still be serious.

Listeria monocytogenes are most likely to cause a food poisoning infection, particularly for pregnant women and those with vulnerable immune systems or underlying health issues.

Read on for 10 facts about Listeria from Addmaster:

1) Listeria bacteria were first discovered in the 1920s, and a Listeriosis infection cause by the rod-shaped bacteria can take between 3 and 70 days to manifest as symptoms.

2) While formal diagnosis requires a blood test, common symptoms include headaches, fever, stiff neck, vomiting and diarrhoea lasting 2-3 days.  Over the counter pain relief and staying hydrated is usually sufficient treatment for mild cases.

3) More severe cases can spread to other parts of the body leading to sepsis or meningitis.

4) As with most opportunistic pathogens, those with weakened immune systems, underlying health issues, the very old or young and pregnant women are most at risk.

5) Pregnant women are 10 times more likely to contract Listeriosis and are advised to avoid high risk foods.

6) These include pre-packed sandwiches, pate, butter, cooked sliced meats and smoked salmon.

7) In recent years, soft cheese, celery, sprouts, cantaloupe and unpasteurised dairy products have been linked with outbreaks.

8) Listeria bacteria can commonly be found in food production environments and food can become contaminated after cooking but before packaging, slicing or handling in the home.

9) Safer food storage helps to reduce the risk of the bacteria spreading.  As well as abiding by ‘Use By’ dates, keeping refrigerators between 0C and 5C and keeping uncooked meats, poultry and seafood separate from produce, cooked and ready-to-eat foods.

10) Good food hygiene should be practice also, including washing hands before and after handling food, preparing food on clean surfaces and ensuring that food is cooked thoroughly before eating.

 

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Although cases of Listeria are rare, a Listeriosis infection can be potentially serious for pregnant women and those with underlying health issues