The best way to prevent getting listeriosis is to always ensure thatyou follow good basic food hygiene.
For foods that are "ready to eat", the most important ways of reducing the risk of listeriosis are to:
This is to avoid the small, but serious, risk of an infection.
Listeriosis is an infection that usually develops after eating food that's been contaminated by listeria bacteria (Listeria monocytogenes)
Symptoms of listeriosis in most healthy adults are mild. They usually develop from 3-70 days after the initial infection.
Listeriosis is caused by a type of bacteria called Listeria monocytogenes (listeria). It is mainly spread through contaminated food.