Listeria Risk During Pregnancy

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Listeria Risk During Pregnancy
Thu, 05-23-2013 - 12:58pm

WASHINGTON, May 11 (UPI) -- No single action can put an end to Listeria in food sold at stores, but U.S. retail deli operators can take steps to reduce listeriosis risk, officials say.

A study by the U.S. Agriculture Department's Food Safety and Inspection Service and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found if all refrigerated, ready-to-eat foods were stored at 41 degrees Fahrenheit or below -- as the FDA Food Code recommends -- at least 9 of every 100 cases of listeriosis caused by contaminated deli products could be prevented.

Listeria is a serious risk during pregnancy. Are you at all concerned about the risk of Listeria during your pregnancy

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