Why do Foods Keep Becoming Contaminated with Listeria?

WDET

It can be in your cheese, in your fruit, even in your waffles. 

It’s the bacterium called listeria, which can prove fatal to the very young, the very old and those with compromised immune systems.

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There have been numerous recalls of products tainted by listeria in recent years.

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A map of the most recent outbreak of cheese contaminated with listeria in the U.S.

And the food safety expert for the watchdog organization Consumer Reports, Michael Hansen, tells WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter that listeria can be tough for companies to get rid of.


Click on the audio link above for the full interview.

Image credit: cdc.gov

About the Author

Quinn Klinefelter

Senior News Editor

I grab news in the morning, check the papers and the wires, call sources and take a big gulp of coffee. That’s how I start the day.

qklinefelter@wdet.org  

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