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According to the US Food Safety News, the multi-state Listeria outbreak related to deli meat in the United States was declared over on January 28, 2021.
It is understood that the outbreak caused 12 people in 4 states (Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts and New York) to be infected with Listeria and all were hospitalized. One patient died in Florida.
According to reports, in interviews with 11 patients, all of them reported eating Italian-style meat, such as salami, spaghetti and prosciutto. They bought pre-packaged deli meat and thinly sliced meat at deli counters in various locations. Epidemiological evidence suggests that cooked meat may be the cause of this outbreak. But no specific type of deli meat or general supplier has been identified.
Cooked meat (also called luncheon meat or cold cuts) may contain Listeria. Even if there is no ongoing outbreak, food safety procedures must always be followed to prevent Listeria infection in deli meats.
For more details, please refer to:https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2021/02/last-years-listeriosis-outbreak-involving-deli-meats-is-over/?
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