Your Deli Sandwich May Come With a Side of Listeria, Study Finds

February 11, 2015 7:00 PM

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WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The next time you order that pastrami-on-rye at your local deli, you may get an unwanted ingredient -- the illness-inducing listeria bacterium.

That's the finding from a Purdue University study of dozens of delicatessens. Researchers say that on any given day, up to one in 10 deli swab samples tested positive for the Listeria monocytogenes germ.

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