Listeria outbreak traced to Italian-style deli meat

A listeria outbreak linked to deli meat has killed one person and hospitalized at least nine others with confirmed cases in Florida, Massachusetts, and New York, WLBT reports. Italian-style deli meats like salami, mortadella, and prosciutto appear to be the contaminated link, but a specific supplier has yet to be identified. For now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends Americans avoid eating deli meats unless heated to an internal temperature of 165 degrees right before serving, according to Food Safety News. If you do have deli meat, CDC says to clean your fridge and wash your hands: Listeria can survive in refrigerated temperatures and spread to other surfaces, often going unnoticed in supply chains as we reported last year. 

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