Information -Why You’re Noticing More Ice Cream Recalls These Days

Huffington Post

So far this year, 11 ice cream manufacturers have recalled products over concern that the dangerous Listeria monocytogenes bacterium, commonly known as listeria, may have contaminated the food.

Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections called listeriosis in the young, elderly or those with a weakened immune system. Listeriosis can also cause pregnant women to have miscarriages or stillbirths, which seems like a particularly cruel risk for pregnant women craving a scoop or two.

But is there actually a growing listeria problem? Or are we merely getting better at detecting the bacterium in our food?

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