What’s all the hype about listeria and should you be concerned about it?

By Steven Tew
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Listeria.

If you’re like many people, you may have never heard of the term until this week.

Listeria has been thrust into the national spotlight as several companies throughout the country, including Blue Bell Creameries, Sabra Dipping Co. and Amy’s Kitchen, have recalled potentially contaminated products due to several illnesses and deaths that may have been caused by listeria.