Listeriosis Outbreak Update

Posted September 4th, 2008 by webadmin

People with hemochromatosis and other iron overload disorders are at high risk from serious illness due to Listeria. Listeria thrives in an iron rich environment, and people with hemochromatosis are advised to either avoid or cook well the following foods:

  • soft cheeses such as Brie, Camembert, blue-veined, and Mexican-style cheeses
  • deli meats
  • hot dogs
  • raw seafood and smoked fish

Other precautions and information can be found at (click on Listeriosis Outbreak box).