1. Poultry: Raw and undercooked poultry such as chicken, duck and turkey has a high risk of causing food poisoning.
2. Vegetables and Leafy Greens: Vegetables and leafy greens are a common source of food poisoning, especially when eaten raw.
3. Fish and Shellfish: Fish that has not been stored at the correct temperature has a high risk of being contaminated with histamine, a toxin produced by bacteria in fish.
4. Rice: Uncooked rice can be contaminated with spores of Bacillus cereus, a bacterium that produces toxins that cause food poisoning.
5. Deli Meats: Deli meats including ham, bacon, salami and hot dogs can be a source of food poisoning.They can become contaminated with harmful bacteria including Listeria and Staphylococcus aureus at several stages during processing and manufacturing.
6. Unpasteurized Dairy: Unpasteurized dairy can contain harmful bacteria and parasites such as Brucella,Campylobacter, Cryptosporidium, E. coli, Listeria and Salmonella.
7. Eggs: While eggs are incredibly nutritious and versatile, they can also be a source of food poisoning when they’re consumed raw or undercooked.
8. Fruit: Fruits grown on the ground such as cantaloupe (rockmelon), watermelon and honeydew melon have a high risk of causing food poisoning due to Listeria bacteria, which can grow on the rind and spread to the flesh.
9. Sprouts: Raw sprouts can contain bacteria including Salmonella, E. coli and Listeria which can cause food poisoning.