Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination

What is Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination?

The CDC describes Listeria as "a serious infection usually caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. An estimated 1,600 people get listeriosis each year, and about 260 die. The infection is most likely to sicken pregnant women and their newborns, adults aged 65 or older, and people with weakened immune systems." source:

How to Prevent or Kill Listeria?

Always use an EPA registered and NFS certified cleaning product. Use Vital Oxide (EPA registered #82972-1) a NFS certified cleaning product that kills and prevents Listeria. Vital Oxide has been tested and proven (see testing results) to kill 99.999% of of E. coli, MRSA, norovirus, salmonella, listeria, and much, much more.

  • Disinfect your kitchen and food surfaces with Vital Oxide Spray. No rinse or wipe required.
  • Apply VITAL OXIDE by wetting thoroughly and let stand for 1 minute (or longer if specified by government sanitary code). Let surfaces drain and air dry. Do not rinse or wipe.

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Who is at Risk of Listeria?

According to the CDC these are the products that are more likely to contain Listeria:

  • Queso fresco and other soft cheeses
  • Raw sprouts
  • Melons
  • Hot dogs, pâtés, lunch meats, and cold cuts
  • Smoked Fish
  • Raw (unpasteurized) milk



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