RadioMD: The Dr. Leigh Vinocur Show

14 Dangerous Summer Foods

July 10, 20159 min
What are the top foods that could cause food poisoning this summer?After being bundled up all winter long, the summer months are the perfect time to get out and enjoy picnic, BBQs, and new restaurants in your area.However, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every year approximately one in six Americans get sick, and 128,000 are hospitalized from foodborne diseases. Among 31 known pathogens, most deaths occur from salmonella, toxoplasma, listeria, and norovirus.The following foods are most likely to ruin your good time:
Burgers
Sprouts
Caesar dressing
Leafy green salads
Oysters
Homemade ice cream
Melons
Chicken
Tomatoes
Deviled eggs
Macaroni salad
Leftovers
Charred meats
Potato salad
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