Can I get Listeria or another food born illness from eating a piece of cake that was unrefrigerated for 3 days?

Listeria, Not likely. Listeria food-borne illness is usually implicated in cold cuts, hot dogs and soft cheeses (list not inclusive). Besides, Listeria is one of the few bacterium that can survive and MULTIPLY at refrigeration temperature (2-8C). So whether the food is at room temp or refrigeration wouldn't matter.

What is tested in stool sample? Will it look for listeria?

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What is listeria? How does this disease affect your body?

Symptoms can include fever, diarrhea, vomiting and nausea. For a full list of symptoms and sources of listeria, as well as helpful ways to reduce risk to exposure to listeria read this really helpful article:

Does anybody know if you can tell the difference between food poisoning and listeria?

Listeria IS a a form of food poisoning. There are many diseases or sicknesses that can be attributed to food. The most common is Salmonella, followed by various strains of E.Coli. Any illness contracted from food that contains disease is considered a Foodborne Illness. Other types of food poisoning can be attributed to foreign matter in food, such as chemicals, cleaners, solvents, allergy triggers, and poisons.

Would listeria be killed on cheesecloth going through a regular home washer dryer cycle?

Find out if your incoming water is sanitized with chlorine, and if so what percent. The chlorine will kill the listeria, and you can simply use hot water to wash your cheesecloths. Show the report to your inspector for approval. Also, you could turn your hot water heater up high.

Is listeria caused by unpasteurized foods or cooked, pasteruized spoiled foods as well?

Food spoilage depends on having some mechanism for bacteria to infect the food, and then on sufficient time and suitable temperatures needed for the bacteria numbers to become large enough to cause spoilage. Pasteurization and cooking increase the amount of time it takes for food to spoil, but neither prevents spoilage. Listeria, salmonella, and all sorts of bacteria grow in food, and they are present in most environments. Even though pasteurizing kills bacteria, handling food, or letting food set out in the open can re-infect the food. Rates of re-infection depend on the length of time food is exposed to open air, or the amount of bacterial transferred from plates, utensils, or from touch (especially if flies land on the food). Its almost impossible to bottle something like pasteurized juice and keep the bottles sterile, so bacteria get into pasteurized foods at the packaging stage. Once infected, bacterial growth is very slow if the food is kept below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. At this temperature, it may take several weeks for bacteria to spoil food. Some bacteria do not grow at all at low temperatures - that's why frozen food doesn't spoil. If food reaches a temperature between 80-90 degrees F, this makes perfect growing conditions for most bacteria, and at these temperatures bacteria can grow so fast, they may be able to produce millions of new bacteria every few minutes. In the home, most food contamination comes form touching the sink, countertop, or dish rag, and then touching the food. Most kitchens have all sorts of dangerous microbes growing near the sink, where dirty dishes are stacked, and where food is prepared. The only way to keep the bacteria at healthy levels is to clean the kitchen surfaces with bleach or other disinfectant every time you prepare food, and never use a dish rag more than one day.

What Maple Leaf Food products were originally tainted with listeria?

Go to for the complete list.

What is Listeria is there a different then samonila?

Listeria is a genus of gram positive bacteria that are normally inhabiting the soil. They produce spores. They also live in the intestines of animals and may contaminate food specially milk or meat. Listeria is a common cause of food poisoning. Listeria grow in food even if refrigerated. Processed food like luncheon meat may remain contaminated. It also can grow in the walls of the refrigerators.The organism is destroyed by heat. There is a danger of transmission of the bacteria if food is not heated to above 158 degrees F for at least 2 minutes. Salmonella are gram negative bacteria. They can cause mild food poisoning or even fatal food poisoning.There are various kinds of salmonella. Typhoid fever and paratyphoid fever are also caused by a kind of salmonella. To destroy salmonella food should be cooked thoroughly, an the leftovers should stored in the deep freezer. Unlike Listeria , Salmonella do not grow in the refrigerator. There is a kind of salmonella that lives in the ovaries of chicken and enter the egg before the shell is formed. Food can get infected from salmonella via the hands of the cooks themselves. Iam a medical doctor.

Why is the cantaloupe listeria outbreak the most deadly in decades?

Not sure but earlier this year Republicans voted to cut funding for food safety programs, arguing that the private sector will police itself. You may want to call your Republican member of congress for clarification. Apparently the Republicans expect us to all stop eating cantaloupe until the market sorts this one out. That’s bad for business. f


They will probably have to test you, but my cycle has been all messed up since I've been pregnant. I won't go for a week, then I'll have the runs for a couple days and it will clean me out. (Gross, I know) Now that I'm further along, it actually seems I'm a bit more regular...but it's still a bit runny. Diarrhea is also a symptom of pregnancy. I would up your intake of fiber and see if that helps. You might also just have a stomach bug, not related to listeria. But I would just call your drs when they open to see what they say.