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Top 10 Foods Which Causes Food Poisoning

These 10 foods are most likely to give you food poisoning . Here's why they're particularly risky.

Romaine lettuce and bagged salads have been linked to more deaths from food poisoning in the past five years than any other food category, according to Consumer Reports.

Leafy greens

Listeria can survive and even grow in cold temperatures, making it a particularly dangerous threat for refrigerated foods such as deli meats and soft cheeses.

Cheeses and deli meat

Packaged ground beef can potentially be contaminated with harmful bacteria such as E. coli and Salmonella, which can cause serious illness if consumed.

Ground beef

Onions have been linked to several outbreaks of foodborne illness with over 2,000 reported cases of illness caused by contaminated onions in the past five years.


Salmonella is a type of bacteria that can cause illness when ingested, and it is commonly found in poultry products such as chicken and turkey.


Washing raw chicken before cooking can actually increase the risk of spreading harmful bacteria like salmonella which increases the risk of food poisoning.


In 2019, a salmonella outbreak was linked to whole, fresh papayas imported from Mexico, sickening 62 people across eight states. Imported fruit can pose a risk of transmitting disease.


The FDA recalled over 113 million pounds of peaches in 2020 due to salmonella contamination, which caused illness outbreaks in at least 17 states


Melons sold in pre-cut form pose a higher risk of contamination, as bacteria can be spread from the surface to the flesh during the cutting process.


Raw dough, even in small amounts, can make you sick due to the potential presence of salmonella or other harmful bacteria.