The Importance of Listeria Prevention
People become ill with listeriosis when consuming food that is contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a bacteria that can cause foodborne illness. Proper listeria food safety practices should be in place in food facilities to prevent Listeria monocytogenes contamination from occurring, however, this pathogen is known to be the source of recalls and foodborne illness outbreaks.
How Dangerous Is Listeriosis?
Listeriosis can be extremely serious for some populations. Pregnant women should be especially careful to not contract listeriosis, as it can potentially spread through the placenta and cause severe disease and illness in the unborn baby. Also the elderly and those with weaker immune systems are at greater risk for infection and illness.
What Are Some of the Most Common Foods That Experience Outbreaks of Listeria Infections?
- Queso Fresco
- Sliced Deli Meats & Cheeses
- Hard-boiled Eggs
- Pork Products
- Raw Milk & Raw Milk Cheese
- Frozen Vegetables
- Packaged Salads
- Ice Cream
- Bean Sprouts
- Dairy Products
- Ricotta Cheese
You can find the most up-to-date information about Listeria outbreaks from the CDC website also.
What Can a Listeria Treatment Company Do?
Log10 has formulated highly-effective probiotic blends to remediate Listeria. We customize our Pre-Liminate™ probiotic blends to compliment your company’s environment and products.
How to Prevent Listeria Monocytogenes
Studies have found that some strains of probiotic bacteria, Lactobacillus are highly effective at inhibiting Listeria. However, not all strains of Lactobacillus are equally effective. Log10 researchers have screened thousands of probiotic samples to find the most effective Lactobacillus strains to combat Listeria contamination.
Log10 – Your Listeria Prevention Company
Having an effective solution to potential contamination of food and the environment is critical for companies in the food industry who are aiming to provide safe food and an environment free of Listeria contamination.
Contact us to learn more about our Listeria prevention, treatment and training services.