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    Deli Sandwiches May Come With a Side of Listeria
    atti_editor posted:
    "The next time you order that pastrami-on-rye at your local deli, you may get an unwanted ingredient -- the illness-inducing listeria bacterium.

    That's the finding from a Purdue University study of dozens of delicatessens. Researchers say that on any given day, up to one in 10 deli swab samples tested positive for the Listeria monocytogenes germ.

    Ready-to-eat deli meats are most often associated with listeria, the study authors noted, since the germ can grow even when foods are refrigerated, unlike other bugs such as E. coli or salmonella."

    Take a look at the news article above to see how listeria can affect your body and what you can do to protect yourself at home and at a deli.

    Do you think about taking precautions against foodborne illness when eating at a restaurant?
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    Wow that is scary! Thank you for sharing.
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    that sure a lot of iinteresting stuff lies in that article. thanks for sharing it.

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