Do you worry about dirty foods?
Cramping, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. Ugh!
Is this what you expect from a summer picnic? Probably not. However, most of us can recall fairly recent episodes after indulging in feasts of favorite foods.
Maybe we thought we were coming down with stomach flu. Perhaps we blamed seasonal symptoms of food allergies.
Still, nutrition and health experts perennially point to food poisoning, contamination or spoilage for these sorts of unpleasant gastronomical episodes.
In fact, Men’s Health published a slideshow of their 10 dirtiest foods. The answers may surprise you. OK, you may have guessed that chicken, eggs, ground beef, ground turkey and oysters were targeted.
You probably suspected lettuce would make the list, after so many recent recalls.
But would it shock you to learn that cantaloupe, cold cuts, peaches and scallions are also on the roster of risky items?
Potential dangers include E.coli, listeria, norovirus, salmonella and more.
Holy cannoli! And there’s not even a mayo, milk or tuna on the list.
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"Miguela, kneeling still, put it to her lip".
"The Spanish Jade" by Maurice Hewlett
Issue 113: September 1906.
Public Domain Artwork – misc. sources