Listeriosis outbreak associated with fresh produce

: 2 credits
Expiry Date
: None
CPD Units
: 2.00 Points
: 2.6/4

Listeria monocytogenes, a cause of bacterial foodborne illness, but a leading cause of fatal foodborne infections.

Keywords: Listeriosis, cantaloupe, fresh produce

Reading material:

Educational Objectives

Educational Aim:
The aim of this article is to broaden the practitioner’s scope of understanding on how to appropriately identify and ensure preventive food risk management, associated with L. monocytogenes and other potential foodborne diseases.

Editor's comments:
South Africa suffered the world’s largest Listeria outbreak, with a 28.6% case fatality rate. Environmental Health Practitioners (EHPs) are directly involved in the regulation and compliance enforcement of food processing facilities, outlets, and food products for human consumption..

Educational Outcomes:
Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of:

  1. Potential sources of L. monocytogenes contamination from farm to fork.
  2. Effective case investigation; and
  3. Control measures.

Instruction for this Module

  • Read the supplied reading material and complete the quiz at the end
  • You need to pass the quiz and complete the course rating to generate the module certificate at the end
  • You have three attempts to pass the quiz
  • The pass grade is 70%
  • Please click on the CPD certificate link to claim your certificate and to update your CPD Manager

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