A term used to describe bacteria or in particular, food poisoning bacteria as a Vegetative pathogen such as Listeria /E coli / Salmonella. Bacteria that cause harm in their natural state which is knocked out generally by applied heat treatment. Vegetative bacteria do not form spores.

See E coli 0157 Micro Data Profile.

See Salmonella Micro Data Profile for more information.

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