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Preventing listeria outbreaks

Posted on May 7, 2015 4:25 pm under Defective Food Product

Listeria infection is a potentially fatal disease caused by food items contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Products made from unpasteurized meats, delis processing food in unsanitary conditions, and farm products packed and distributed below quality standards are all at risk of listeria contamination.

To prevent listeria infection, do not forget these basic tips for safe food preparation:

  • Raw animal meat must be cooked thoroughly
  • Wash your hands thoroughly before and after handling food
  • Utensils such as spoons and knives should be thoroughly cleaned
  • When storing foods, keep raw, unprepared food products separate from cooked, ready-to-eat items

Unfortunately, some cases of listeria infection could have been prevented if some food manufacturers had not been neglectful of their task to ensure the cleanliness and safety of their products. To learn more about holding the offending manufacturer legally accountable if you have been hurt by a defective food item, speak with our team of Appleton-based lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900 today.