9 Foods Most Likely to Cause Food Poisoning

Food poisoning, also known as food-borne illness, occurs when food that is contaminated with harmful bacteria, parasites, viruses or toxins is consumed. It can cause a large range of symptoms, depending on the case and individual. Some of the most common symptoms include stomach cramps, diarrhea, vomiting and loss of appetite.

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Certain foods are more prone to cause food poisoning than others, especially if they are handled or cooked improperly. In a recent article, Healthline discussed the top 9 foods that are most likely to cause food poisoning, including:

  1. Poultry
  2. Vegetables and leafy greens
  3. Fish and shellfish
  4. Rice

Pregnant women, young children, elderly and people with chronic illnesses are at a greater risk of food poisoning. To minimize your risk, be sure to practice good hygiene when preparing food, check use-by dates, and keep your food at a safe temperature.

Read the full article here.