There were definitely times when you ate something and a few hours later you have started to not feel that good. You felt sick and wasted and it was probably due to food poisoning. In case you want to avoid future unfortunate cases of the kind, here are the 6 foods you shouldn’t eat if you want to avoid food poisoning.
First of all you should try your best to avoid packaged raw juice and unpasteurized milk. In 1996, a major E. coli outbreak was caused by the apple juice produced by Odwalla. 148 food poisoning outbreaks were caused by unpasteurized milk between 1998 and 2011 in the United States. The juices and milk that are unpasteurized can have a lot of health risks so you’d better just avoid buying them.
The meat that isn’t well cooked can also result in food poisoning. Sometimes the bacteria is not on the surface of the meat, but buried somewhere deep inside so make sure that you always cook your meat very well and order the same when you are at a fast food or at a restaurant.
Undercooked eggs were the cause of many poisoning outbreaks, so make sure that you cook well your eggs. In the early 1980s there was a salmonella epidemic that was caused by eggs. Also, 2,000 cases of salmonella have been reported after the people ate eggs in 2010.
Another food that can cause salmonella is the sprout, if eaten raw or if it’s not well cooked. In the 1990s, more than 30 outbreaks of salmonella and E. coli have been caused by raw or not well cooked sprouts. Also, in 2014, 19 people ended up in the hospital after they got salmonella from bean sprouts. You should also be careful with other sprouts like mung beans, clovers, alfalfas and radishes. Try to avoid them as much as you can and if you really like them, then eat them only well cooked.
If you want to avoid food poisonings, then simply avoid raw shellfish and oysters. As the temperatures of the waters have risen recently, the microbes have grown as well. The oysters especially can be very dangerous, as they feed on everything that is in the water.
Precut or prewashed vegetables and fruits should never be on your shopping list. Even though they are very convenient, try to avoid them as the more they are processed, they higher the risk of them being tainted. Buy fruits and vegetables that are unwashed and uncut and try to eat them in maximum four days after you bought them. Fruits and vegetables that stay for long periods of time in the fridge can increase the risk of a deadly bug called listeria.
According to Bill Marley who is a food safety lawyer, these are the 6 foods you shouldn’t eat if you want to avoid food poisoning.
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