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Why is listeria monocytogenes only associated with meats which have been processed?

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In brief: It isn't

It's also associated with raw milk, soft cheese, raw vegetables, ice cream, raw meat and poultry.

In brief: It isn't

It's also associated with raw milk, soft cheese, raw vegetables, ice cream, raw meat and poultry.
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
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Emily Lu
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In brief: No

While processed meats are a common source of listeria, listeria outbreaks have also occurred due to cheese, meat spreads, and other food products.
The only way to be sure that a food product does not contain listeria is to cook it.

In brief: No

While processed meats are a common source of listeria, listeria outbreaks have also occurred due to cheese, meat spreads, and other food products.
The only way to be sure that a food product does not contain listeria is to cook it.
Emily Lu
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