Foods That May Cause Food Poisoning

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1) Raw and undercooked meat

Raw meat products can include Yersinia bacteria, E. coli, which can cause life-threatening hemolytic uremic syndrome in 10% of cases, and Salmonella.

2) Uncleaned Fruits and vegetables

Fresh produce can cause food poisoning from  Listeria, E. coli, and Salmonella. Rinse and wash your produce to avoid harmful bacteria.

3) Raw milk products

Raw milk and raw milk products are commonly contaminated with E. coli, Campylobacter, Cryptosporidium, Listeria, and Salmonella, all of which can cause severe sickness.

4) Eggs

Salmonella can cause food poisoning and lead to more serious sickness or even death if eggs are infected.

5) Seafood and raw shellfish

Salmonella and Vibrio vulnificus, most common in oysters, cause 80,000 illnesses and 100 deaths in the U.S. each year.

6) Sprouts

Germs thrive in warm, humid circumstances like sprouts. Consuming alfalfa, bean, or other sprouts uncooked or barely cooked can cause Salmonella, E. coli, or Listeria food poisoning.

7) Raw flour

Flour is usually untreated and contains microorganisms. Germs can infect grain in the field or during flour production.

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