Raw milk

Imagine milking the cow, putting its milk in a bucket, then getting a cup to drink it. Minus pasteurization, minus boiling. Welcome E.coli. Welcome Campylobacter and Salmonella.

Avoid raw milk at all costs.

Melons

Cantaloupes had been related to several outbreaks. A cantaloupe farm in Indiana was infected with salmonella and 261 people were infected and three died. This was in 2012. A year prior to that, 147 got sick and 33 died after the intake of cantaloupe with Listeria.

Berries

Berries are packed with healthy stuff. However they are also known to have been the cause of several hepatitis outbreaks in 2013 due to a frozen berry mix.

Another similar case happened in 1997 that affected thousands of school lunches due to frozen strawberries.

Peanut Butter

In 2012, 42 people of 20 states got sick from peanut butter infected with salmonella. Similar cases happened in 2008 and 2009. Around 700 got sick after the consumption of peanut butter with salmonella.

Tomatoes

Tomatoes are a common cause of foodborne illness. Vegetables needed to be cleaned and washed properly.

Sprouts

Sprouts are prone to contamination by bacteria. People with weak immune systems are recommended to avoid eating raw sprouts. There is too much danger involved that it is stressed that they be sauted before mixing them to some kind dish.

Leafy greens

Leafy greens, between 1998 and 2008, according to CDC, was the cause of 262 outbreaks with various kinds of illnesses reported

These greens can be infected with polluted water, manure, and even residue from other fertilizers and waste.

Eggs

Since 1998, this breakfast food has been connected with 138 outbreaks. These outbreaks are also caused by Salmonella bacteria. It is recommended to refrigerate eggs before cooking them.

 

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