These 7 foods cause food poisoning most often

Eating raw or pre-cut produce can be nutritionally risky. They include nutrients that improve health but also pose health hazards. The CDC warns that uncooked fruits and vegetables can contain Salmonella, E. coli, and Listeria.

The CDC warns against eating raw or undercooked chicken because Campylobacter, Salmonella, and Clostridium perfringens can cause food poisoning. Salmonella causes the most foodborne diseases, especially in chicken.

Even though steak tartare, carpaccio, mett, and Pittsburgh rare steak are popular restaurant dishes, eating raw or undercooked meats like beef or pork can cause food poisoning. Healthline reports that cooking meat makes it more palatable, breaks down proteins for easier digestion, and increases the availability of minerals like copper, zinc, and iron.

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The CDC warns that eating raw milk and its products—soft cheeses, ice cream, and yogurt—increases the risk of food poisoning. Each year, raw milk causes several preventable food poisoning outbreaks, making it one of the riskiest foods. Raw milk is unpasteurized, which involves heating milk to kill hazardous microorganisms.

Due to Salmonella bacteria, raw or undercooked eggs can cause food poisoning. The CDC says hens can carry the infection, therefore it can readily spread to their eggs. Eggshell contamination during laying, especially from bird droppings, is a major source.

Raw fish meals like sushi, ceviche, poke, carpaccio, and gravlax, popular worldwide, can cause food poisoning and parasite infections. Healthline warns that eating raw or undercooked fish might spread parasite illnesses that cause a variety of health problems.

Raw or undercooked oysters can cause food poisoning, especially vibriosis, caused by Vibrio bacterium found in coastal waters. According to the CDC, oysters filter water to feed and can accumulate Vibrio in their tissues, making them disease carriers. 

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