Consumer watchdog Georgina Crouth shares some tips for protecting your family from listeriosis.
1. Start by avoiding processed meats: not only are they linked to the outbreak, but they’re carcinogenic. Rather opt for tinned fish, pulses, and cheaper cuts of meat. And if you are consuming processed meats or other ready-to-eat (RTE) foods, thoroughly heat them until they are steaming.
2. Cook food thoroughly before eating it, especially meat and fish.
3. Don’t drink unpasteurised (raw) milk and steer clear of soft cheeses made from unpasteurised milk and meat pâtés
4 Wash fruit and vegetables thoroughly before consumption.