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Besides washing and cooking food thoroughly, are there any other ways to avoid a listeria infection?

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Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
Dr. Marianne DiNapolianswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 8 years experience
Avoid certain foods: Unpasteurized cheeses, such as brie, feta, and bleu cheese, are not safe to eat during pregnancy because they could contain listeria. This bacteria can cause an infection in your baby. Other foods to avoid include raw or undercooked meat, shellfish, and eggs.
Dr. Bradley Younggren
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Uncooked/unpasteur.: Unpasteurized cheeses, such as brie, feta, and bleu cheese, are not safe to eat during pregnancy because they could contain listeria. This bacteria can cause an infection in your baby. Other foods to avoid include raw or undercooked meat, shellfish, and eggs.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Listeria: Wash your hands after you handle hot dogs. Avoid cross-contaminating fluid from hot dogs packages with utensils or food prep surfaces. Ensure that hot dogs or luncheon meats you eat have been reheated to the point that they are steaming hot. Avoid soft cheeses blue-veined cheeses; and mexican-style cheeses. Avoid eat refrigerated pâtés and meat spreads. Canned or shelf-stable pâtäs and meat spr.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Provided original answer
spreads may be eaten. Only eat refrigerated smoked seafood that has been cooked.. Only drink milk or eat food with milk products that has been pasteurized. You can eat hard cheese; semi-soft cheeses; pasteurized processed cheeses, cream cheese; and cottage cheese. It is ok to eat canned sea food.
Mar 22, 2014
Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice 36 years experience
Good: washing and cooking food thoroughly is the best way to avoid a food borne infection. Also if you hear of a breakout in a shopping store, and you bought something there that was recalled, bring it back for a full refund. Don't take the chance of using it.

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