Individuals that are at a higher risk of contracting the infection should avoid:
- Raw or unpasteurised milk and dairy products containing unpasteurised milk
- Soft cheeses such as feta, camembert, brie and goats cheese
- Deli foods such as cold meat,
- Prepared salads- food that may not have been heated or reheated sufficiently
Ensure that raw meat (beef, pork, lamb and poultry) , raw fruit and vegetables are thoroughly cooked or washed before consuming. Surfaces on which meat, vegetables and other food products are handled should be sanitised and cleaned regularly.
Through education, good hygiene practices, and the safe handling of food, its preparation and storage, Listeriosis can be prevented.