Raw burgers and steaks may harm you. Raw meat products can contain Yersinia, E. coli, and salmonella, which cause 1.35 million US infections and 420 US deaths annually.
The CDC advises washing or rinsing fruits and vegetables under running water and peeling them only once after picking to avoid contamination. avoid bacterial contamination. After buying, wash your fruits and vegetables.
We found no scientific evidence to support raw milk health claims. The CDC warns that Campylobacter, Cryptosporidium, E. coli, Listeria, and Salmonella can be found in raw milk and its products.
Love sunny-side-up eggs? It may harm you. Salmonella-contaminated eggs can cause food poisoning and even death. To protect yourself, the agency recommends keeping eggs refrigerated at 40 degrees Fahrenheit or below.
Salmonella and oyster-borne Vibrio vulnificus infect 80,000 Americans and kill 100. Vibrio vulnificus wound infections (from raw or undercooked seafood, juices, or drippings) kill 20% of those infected, often within days.
If you love salads with raw sprouts, you might want to reconsider your salad bar visits. Germs germinate in warm, moist conditions. Sprouts are best—and safest—enjoyed after cooking. Cooking sprouts kills harmful bacteria and prevents food poisoning.
Raw flour, like raw cookie dough, can cause food poisoning.Flour is usually untreated and contains germs. Armful germs can contaminate grain in the field or during flour production. Cooking flour kills bacteria.