Top 10 Foods That Cause Foodborne Illness

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You probably remember the salmonella outbreak that was caused by tomatoes


When the FDA and CDC sent out the warning, tomatoes immediately disappeared from stores and salads across the country. 

BLTs went tomato-less for quite some time, just because of the risk of a foodborne illness.


Foodborne Illness Is Most Likely With…

Some foods are more susceptible to giving you food poisoning than others. 

A lot has to do with how certain foods are handled — both at their point of origin and at their final destination: the dinner table. 

How you clean and cook foods is just as important. 

Of the top 10 riskiest foods, many will be no surprise.  They include:

  • Eggs
  • Leafy greens
  • Tomatoes
  • Sprouts

Others that you may not be aware of are:

  • Tuna
  • Oysters
  • Potatoes
  • Cheese
  • Ice cream
  • Strawberries

Food poisoning can be a mild inconvenience, or it can be life-threatening.  By understanding food poisoning symptoms and treatment, you will be able to recognize if and when the situation becomes serious.

Prevention is the best cure to food poisoning.  If you know how to keep food safe, then you’ll be on the right path to preventing a foodborne illness from occurring in your own home.


One of my all-time favorite "hobbies" is cooking at home! I especially enjoy experimenting with new ingredients ...and different types of cookware. My specialties are foods that are diabetic-friendly, keto-friendly, and low-carb. I share my favorite recipes and cooking tips here at The Fun Times Guide to Food.

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