Can people with a high Listeria risk eat pâté or meat spreads?

Those at higher risk of Listeria infection—older adults, pregnant women, and those with a weakened immune system—should not eat refrigerated pâté or meat spreads from a deli or meat counter or from the refrigerated section of a store Foods that do not need refrigeration, like canned or shelf-stable pâté and meat spreads, are safe to eat. Refrigerate these foods after opening.

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