All About Listeria – Questions and Answers
Food Poisoning can happen to anyone. Each year, about 48 Million people in the US (1 in 6) get sick from eating contaminated food. Listeriosis is a serious infection caused by the germ Listeria monocytogenes. People usually become ill with listeriosis after eating contaminated food. The disease primarily affects pregnant women, newborns, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems. It’s rare for people in other groups to get sick with Listeria infection.