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Properly cooked pork chops may still contain listeria, salmonella

After storage in refrigerator or at room temperature, leftover pork chops may have higher levels of pathogenic bacteria.

While many individuals prefer to consume their pork cooked to medium, a new study published in Risk Analysis: An International Journal revealed that cooking pork chops to an acceptable temperature does not completely eliminate pathogens but provides these cells with the opportunity to multiply during storage and harm consumers when the leftovers are consumed.

The study, "Impact of Cooking Procedures & Storage Practices at Home on Consumer Exposure to Listeria monocyto

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