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Listeria Infections from Smoked Salmon

A significant number of listeria outbreaks can be traced back to cured or smoked salmon products, as stated by the German Robert Koch-Institut (RKI). Listeria can contaminate food through unsanitary production facilities and conditions. A significant number of analyzed cold-smoked fish samples, between 7 and 18 percent, were reported to be contaminated with listeria, the number was lower for hot-smoked fish at 3 to 9 percent. People at risk for food-borne illnesses should eat fish and seafood thoroughly cooked, because heat kills the listeria bacteria.

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Picture Credit Susanne Kuehne

Posted on 27 January 2021