Inspectors find listeria at Penn Dutch Food Center again

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HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Food and environmental samples have tested positive for listeria at Penn Dutch Food Center in Hollywood again. 

State inspectors were back at Penn Dutch on Wednesday.

According to a Food Safety Inspection Report from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, a stop use and stop sale order was placed for all processing equipment in deli areas, pass through and reach in coolers, the deli service area, the deli slicing room and a back main hallway.

Penn Dutch is located at 3950 N. 28th Terrace in Hollywood. You can see it from Interstate 95, between Stirling Road and Sheridan Street when heading south.

The store is currently closed.

Penn Dutch has a similar problem in February.

On Feb. 20, 100 pounds of chicken salad was voluntarily destroyed because it was possibly contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, per lab result.

Listeriosis is a serious infection caused by the germ Listeria monocytogenes. People usually become ill with listeriosis after eating contaminated food. The disease primarily affects pregnant women, newborns, older adults and people with weakened immune systems.