Does cure#1 remove the danger of listeria? The reason I ask, is that I'm making beef jerky (just posted that thread) and I'm using cure#1. I believe I'm using the right amount: 1 tsp for five pounds of beef, The issue is that my daughter-in-law is pregnant and she's been told not eat cold cuts, hot dogs, etc. I thought the issue was nitrates but she told me "No, the big danger is listeria". She said that if she were to contract listeria, granted a very rare chance, it would kill the fetus.
I know she loves jerky but I wouldn't even think about giving my son any, if there was a chance she'd be tempted to try it. She loves jerky and these days anything that's really spicy.
Anybody know if having used cure#1 in the marinade will obviate the danger? Without indisputable evidence, I don't think I'll be sharing it with her.