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What are the causes of listeriosis?

Kat Barefield, MS, RD
Nutrition & Dietetics
The causes of listeriosis include improperly cooking foods, holding foods at the improper temperatures, cross contamination and insufficiently washing raw vegetables. Unpasteurized milk and soft cheeses are common foods that contain the bacteria that causes this illness.

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