Listeria Monocytogenes

Consumer Information & Resources from FSIS

Policy, Procedures, Guidance

  • Docket No. 04-032N | PDF (Dec 2, 2004)
    Availability of the FSIS Report on Assessing the Effectiveness of the Listeria monocytogenes Interim Final Rule
  • Docket No. 97-031FE | PDF (Dec 2, 2004)
    Control of Listeria monocytogenes in Ready-to-Eat Meat and Poultry Products. Interim final rule; extension of comment period.
  • FSIS Directive 10,240.4 - Revision 3 (jan 10, 2014; PDF Only)
    Verification Activities for the Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) Regulation and the Ready-to-Eat (RTE) Sampling Program
  • FSIS Directive 10,240.5 - Revision 3 (Mar 28, 2013; PDF only)
    Verification Procedures for Enforcement, Investigations and Analysis Officers (EIAOs) for the Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) Regulation and Routine Risk-Based Listeria monocytogenes (RLm) Sampling Program
  • FSIS Directive 10,300.1 - Revision 1
    Intensified Verification Testing (IVT) Protocol for Sampling of Product, Food Contact Surfaces and Environmental Surfaces for Listeria Monocytogenes (Mar 28, 2013; PDF Only)
  • Compliance Guidelines
    These guidelines help establishments producing Ready-to-Eat (RTE) meat and poultry products in their use of control methods for L. monocytogenes.

FSIS Recalls and Public Health Alerts

All FSIS recall information, including reports of recalls for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination, is available in the Recalls section.

Risk Assessments

Provides FSIS risk assessment reports and models for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, Clostridium perfringens, E. coli O157:H7, Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella, etc.

Historical/Archival Information

Links to Additional Information

Last Modified May 27, 2015