5 Foods Most Likely to Cause Food Poisoning
What is food poisoning?
Foodborne illness, more commonly referred to as food poisoning, happens when people consume food that is contaminated with harmful bacteria, parasites, viruses or toxins. The most common symptoms of food poisoning include nausea, headaches, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Children, Pregnant women, and people with chronic illnesses have a greater risk of becoming ill with food poisoning.
Some foods are more likely to cause food poisoning than others, especially if they are improperly stored, prepared or cooked.
1 – Poultry
Raw and undercooked poultry such as chicken, duck and turkey is a common source of food poisoning.
This is mainly due to two types of bacteria, Campylobacter and Salmonella, which are commonly found in the guts and feathers of these birds.
To reduce your risk, thoroughly cook chicken, duck and turkey meat. This will eliminate any harmful bacteria present.
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