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Here are some basic facts about this disease.
Listeria or Listeriosis? what is it?
According to the CDC, Listeriosis is an infection caused by the germ Listeria monocytogenes and is transmitted to people when consuming contaminated food. One important fact is that this disease affects primarily to high-risk groups, such as pregnant women, newborns, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems, having serious effects on these.
How do I know if I have Listeriosis? what are the symptoms?
Although Listeriosis can be diagnosed after lab tests, there are some symptoms you can look for, especially for pregnant women, such as fever and other flu-like symptoms, such as fatigue and muscle aches. For people other than pregnant women, symptoms may include headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions.
How long does it take Listeria to appear? what is the treatment?
It usually takes one to four weeks for people who ate food contaminated with Listeria to show symptoms. Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics.
How serious is Listeria?
Listeriosis is really serious, especially for pregnant women, as it may cause miscarriage, stillbirth, or newborn death. Also, most of the people with listeriosis require medical care.
How can I avoid getting Listeria?
There a few general recommendations, such as avoid drinking raw (unpasteurized) milk, heat deli meats, and hot dogs before eating, refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours and consume in the following days. The riskiest foods (regarding Listeria) are:
- Queso fresco and other soft cheeses.
- Raw sprouts
- Hot dogs, pâtés, lunch meats, and cold cuts
- Smoked fish
- Raw milk (unpasteurized)
Recent Interesting Reports
April 22, 2021 10:53 AM
“I purchased a chicken biscuit with cheese and egg on 4-21-21 at 8:00 am. When I got home I took about 3 bites big bites of my sandwich when I realized that my chicken was completely raw on the inside. ”
April 6, 2021 2:16 AM
“I followed instructions on how to cook for pan method. I washed skillet with soap. And proceeded. Got sick maybe ten minutes minimum after eating 6 dumplings! ”
April 17, 2021 7:31 PM
“Bought Falafel from there last night after 8PM. Ate nothing else but the falafel at 9PM. Woke up at 5AM with abdominal pain. Diarrhea and vomiting followed for several hours. After that, low grade fever - still now 17 hrs after I ate it. ”
April 27, 2021 10:42 AM
“I ate here on April 24th, 2021. Both my partner and I only ate there for the day and became sick about 2 hours later. We had shared the onion rings, I had fish tacos, and my partner had the coconut shrimp. I reported this to Universal and they essentially said their food is controlled temps at all t... imes and it couldn’t have been from them. It was 100% from this restaurant. ”
April 15, 2021 5:01 PM
“Company name: Jose Madrid Salsa
Brand name: Jose Madrid Salsa
Product recalled: Strawberry Mild Salsa
Reason of the recall: Undeclared anchovy
FDA Recall date: April 15, 2021
Recall details: Jose Madrid Salsa in Zanesville, Ohio is voluntarily recalling its Strawberry Mild salsa, packaged in 13... oz glass jars, due to an undeclared anchovy allergen. Products were available for sale from 3/26/2018-3/29/2021 at farmers markets, josemadridsalsa.com and at the following retail locations:
- Collins Greenhouse, Mount Vernon, OH
- Oberlin IGA, Oberlin, OH
- Cornell’s Foods, Huron, OH
- Prater’s Highway Market, Adams Mills, OH
- Edinberg Corner Store, Rootstown, OH
- Ridgewood General Store, West Lafayette, OH
- Fields Grocery, West Mansfield, OH
- Sweet Berry Fresh Market, Wickliffe, OH
- Lancaster Greenhouse, Lancaster, OH
- Weiland’s Market, Columbus, OH
- Maser’s Farm Market, Powell, OH
- Zagara’s Marketplace, Cleveland Hts, OH
There have been no reports of illness involving the product addressed in this recall, however, people who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to anchovy run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. Individuals exhibiting signs or symptoms of foodborne illness or allergies should contact a physician immediately. The issue was discovered during a routine inspection conducted by the Ohio Department of Agriculture.
Customers with an anchovy allergy or sensitivity who have purchased the affected product should dispose of it immediately and contact Jose Madrid Salsa for a replacement jar. Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Matthew Harlin at 740-521-4304.
Check the full recall details on fda.gov
Source: FDA ”
April 22, 2021 8:42 AM
“Last night till now. My wife and I are both in a lot of Abdominal pain and throwing up. It tasted off but we still ate at least one slice each. At 7pm or so we ate the pizza and it tasted off. By 10 pm my wife and I were both in pain and my son, 18 months, was unable to get comfortable and sleep.... He never stays up past 8 or so. We were able to take something and get to sleep. Both of us woke up in the night to throw up. This morning we are both in pain, I was able to p****, while my wife has not and the pain is intense. We both Are laying down now despite needing to work. ”
April 22, 2021 7:50 AM
“Me & partner were food posioned 2AM Saturday Morning on April 17th after eating there at 6PM Friday April 16th. We both experienced projectile vomiting for 5-6 hours then 2 hours of fever chills and hallucinations. ”
May 4, 2021 8:00 PM
“Company name: Greggs
Product recalled: Greggs Vegetable Bakes (2 pack)
FSA Recall date: 05/04/2021
Recall details: Greggs is recalling Vegetable Bakes (2 pack) because the product may contain small pieces of green glass. The possible presence of glass makes this product unsafe to eat. This produc... t is exclusively sold in Iceland Stores and does not affect the products sold in Greggs.
- Greggs Vegetable Bakes (2 pack) (310g). Best before: 15 August 2021, 28 August 2021, 11 September 2021, 12 September 2021 and 26 September 2021.
If you have bought the above product do not eat it. Instead, return it to the Iceland store from where it was bought for a full refund. If you have any queries, please contact the customer careline on +44 080 8147 3447 or email email@example.com
The product may contain small pieces of green glass which presents a safety risk.
Check the full recall details on food.gov.uk
Source: FSA ”
April 14, 2021 8:06 PM
“Saturday 4/10/21, either this salad or burger from a different restaurant, it started a few hours after eating. i went downhill very quickly. severe stomach cramps diarrhea dizzy headache throwing up. ”