Is Listeria Killed by Cooking?
Many people have gotten sick after eating cantaloupe that reportedly carries listeria, or Listeriosis, a serious illness caused by eating contaminated food.
Is Listeria killed by cooking the food? I have several cantaloupes and I want to know if I'm going to be safe if I cook them well at maximum temperature. Many bacteria die when you cook it.
There has been a recall of all the foods that contain Listeria and it seems to be becoming a major problem since many deaths have been reported throughout the country.
If I cook my food well, will I be able to kill Listeria?