Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline only

Most Recent Data:
0.27 laboratory-diagnosed, domestically-acquired Listeria monocytogenes infections per 100,000 population (2016-18)

Target:
0.22 per 100,000 1

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

Baseline:
0.27 laboratory-diagnosed, domestically-acquired Listeria monocytogenes infections per 100,000 population occurred on average annually in 2016-18 2

Reduce the incidence of laboratory-diagnosed, domestically-acquired Listeria monocytogenes infections

Target-Setting Method
Percent improvement

Summary

Listeria monocytogenes are bacteria that can contaminate some types of food, including soft cheeses (especially those made with unpasteurized milk), raw produce, and deli products. Although Listeria infections are rare, they can be severe in some groups of people, leading to hospitalization and sometimes death. Interventions in food production, processing, storage, and preparation can lead to fewer infections.

Workgroup: Food Safety Workgroup


1.

Target has been revised.

2.

Baseline has been revised. See Data Details for more information.