May 5, 2011

Bon Appetit

BoingBoing has a brief piece on the Listeria bacteria, and how it has adapted to living at refrigerator temperatures.
all it takes is some improper handling of the meat, somewhere along the production chain, and a little listeria can bloom—inside your fridge—into a potentially serious problem.
Throw out what you knew about keeping cooked food safe in a chilled refrigerator. In at least one case, it's just not so.