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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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listerialis‧te‧ri‧a /lɪˈstɪəriə $ -ˈstɪr-/ noun [uncountable]  MIa type of bacteria that makes you sick
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listeriaIt will make salmonella and listeria look like peanuts.But those innocent-looking sarnies could be riddled with bacteria, such as listeria, Salmonella and Staphylococcus.Consumer reliance on processed and ready chilled foods has brought a new food poison to Britain: listeria.The food bug listeria has also been found in eggs.Consequently, listeria is found in chilled foods such as prepared salads and meats.A survey in Mid-Bedfordshire last month found 19 out of 46 sandwiches from petrol stations contained listeria.Inspectors also found listeria contamination in pre-packed ham bought from Sainsbury's in Cowley.The rat is the unacceptable face of the environment; so is listeria and clostridium botulinum.
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