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Listeria food poisoning - test your knowledge
Australian Food Safety Week 2018 Quiz
Which health conditions or medicines put someone at risk of serious Listeria infection (Mark as many as you think)
Elderly (generally considered over 65 to 70 years old)
Liver or kidney disease
Taking an immune suppressing medicine like prednisone or cortisone
What can be the results of serious Listeria infection (Mark as many as you think)
Severe illness in unborn or new born babies
Severe blood infection
Brain infections including meningitis or encephalitis
Infections in the bones, joint, chest and abdomen
If someone is at risk of serious Listeria infection which of the following foods should you avoid or cook? (Mark as many as you think)
Soft cheeses such as camembert or brie
Sliced deli meats
Pre-cut fruit and vegetables that will be eaten raw
Pre-prepared or pre-packaged cut fruit and vegetable salads
Raw seafood (e.g. oysters, sashimi or sushi),
Smoked ready-to-eat seafood
Ready-to-eat peeled prawns (cooked) e.g. in prawn cocktails, sandwich fillings, and prawn or seafood salads,
Cold cooked chicken purchased ready to eat,
Soft serve ice cream
How can you kill Listeria infection in food?
If you are at risk of a serious Listeria infection how long should you keep leftovers in the fridge before eating or freezing?
2 to 3 days
What temperature should your fridge run at to slow the rate of Listeria growing (and stop the growth of the food poisoning bacteria)?
10°C or below
5°C or below
1°C or below
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