Food poisoning 7 common foods that can give you food poisoning

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Be vigilant when eating these foods.

play Woman holding her stomach in pain at the doctor's office - common foods that cause food poisoning (The Standard UCU)

For those that have had food poisoning before, they can easily agree that it is one of the most unpleasant experiences.

On the brighter side however, helped to identify the high-risk foods that are more likely to cause food poisoning.

With the occurrence of diseases such as cholera being rampant at the moment, it is important to be vigilant with the foods we consume and in particular the seven listed below.


play Undercooked egg - undercooked or raw eggs can cause food poisoning (The Sun)


Eggs are nutritious foods but when consumed raw or undercooked, they can serve as a source of food poisoning.

Eggs carry the salmonella bacteria which is the harmful bacteria that causes food poisoning.


play Raw fish - fish that is not stored well can cause food poisoning. (Skillet)


Fish that is not stored well under the right temperature can lead to the production of a toxin known as histamine from bacteria in fish.

This toxin is reportedly not easily destroyed through normal cooking thus causing food poisoning.

3.Rotisserie chicken

play Rotisserie chicken - cold rotisserie chicken can cause food poisoning. (Serious Eats)


Cold rotisserie chicken tends to allow a conducive environment for the growth of harmful bacteria.

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play Burgers - Burgers can be a source of food poisoning (Red Robin)


More specifically, the beef in the burger.

5.Leafy greens

play Salad - leafy greens in salads especially are a source of food poisoning (Heart Healthy Recipes)


Considering that a good number of leafy greens are eaten raw, such as in the case of salads, it is vital to ensure that they are properly washed before consumption.

6.Left over rice

play Left over rice - left over rice that is not properly stored can be a source of food poisoning (Eating on a dime)


Leaving rice sitting out under room temperature right after you cook it makes the spores grow into food poisoning causing bacteria.

The bacteria multiplies thus making you more prone to getting food poisoning from your left-overs.

7.Deli meats

play Deli meats - Ham, bacon, viennas can be a source of food poisoning (Courtesy)


Ham, bacon, salamis and hot dogs can also cause food poisoning.

Deli meats are more likely to be contaminated with harmful bacteria such as Listeria and Staphylococcus during processing and manufacturing.

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