Cynthia Clifton | 7/8/2015 12:35:33 AM
Wow! Summer has finally come and it is hot. Time to have BBQ’s, swim parties, beach parties and all sorts of parties. Because of the outside parties that will be given this summer, we need to take into consideration foodborne illnesses that will be lurking around and trying to get people sick, especially children and elderly. Remember that bacterial grows faster in foods that are at a warmer then usually temperature when outside.
Listeria monocytogenes is a very dangerous bacteria that grows year round especially during the summer months. This bacteria grows at refrigerator temperature and is very deadly for pregnant mothers, unborn babies and newborns, in fact, they are 10 times more likely to become infected with the bacteria.
Listeria is found in foods such as:
Hot dogs are a favorite at every BBQ party and this is why it is extremely important to make sure that:
Following these instructions will keep these dangerous and deadly bacteria from crashing your party and making people sick.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture