Can I eat processed meat if I have a high risk of illness from Listeria?

People at a higher risk of serious illness from Listeria, especially older adults, those with a weakened immune system, and pregnant women, should not eat hot dogs, luncheon meats, cold cuts, other deli meats (such as bologna), or fermented or dry sausages unless they are heated to an internal temperature of 165°F or until steaming hot just before serving.

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