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A 25-year-old female asked:

Listeria hysteria! i ate 4 day old cheese and bacon roll. i did heat it in the microwave for 90s an it came out piping hot! would that kill listeria?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Stop the hysteria: Listeria can actually be normal flora. Millions of people ate cheese that had been sitting out on the same day that you did. Listeria usually results from a problem at the manufacturer's end in which the little tumblers overgrew. Settle down and stop reading internet scare stuff.

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