Food poisoning can be caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses, or toxins that have be introduced to food products then consumed. For those with chronic health issues, catching food illnesses can be a lot easier. Here are some foods that can be common sources of poisoning.
- Undercooked or raw chicken– Unlike Beef, poultry has to be thoroughly cooked. Salmonella and campylobacter are the common offenders. This are natural bacteria that poultry carry. The bacteria does not die until it is cooked out.
- Vegetables, Fruits, and leaf greens– E. coli, Salmonella, and Listeria are bacteria found on these foods. Dirty and unclean produce can allow the bacteria to grow. Then once consumed cause sickness. This is why it is important to wash all produce before consuming or cooking.
- Fish– When not stored at proper temperatures can result in scombroid poisoning.Contaminated fish can cause ciguatera fish poisoning(CFP). Make sure that it is stored and prepared properly to prevent sickness.
- Shellfish– The algae consumed by shellfish produce toxins that can build up and cause sickness. This risk increases when shellfish is farmed from unmonitored areas.
Secret: When foods are not handled or cooked properly, it allows for bad bacteria to grow and can cause food poisoning.