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can ecoli and listeria survive outside food/refrigeration?

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Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: These bacteria can survive on counters and away from obvious food sources. A guide for listeria prevention can be found here: http://www.Cdc.Gov/listeria/prevention.Html and for e. Coli prevention, look here: http://www.Cdc.Gov/ecoli/general/index.Html/#prevent more specific info is searchable on the cdc website.

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