Certain foods can be harmful if not prepared correctly, potentially leading to foodborne illnesses. Here are five such foods:
Chicken and turkey must be cooked thoroughly to kill harmful bacteria like Salmonella and Campylobacter. Cross-contamination, such as using the same cutting board for raw poultry and other foods, can also lead to illness.
Undercooked or raw seafood, like oysters and sushi, can carry harmful bacteria or parasites. Freezing fish properly can help kill parasites, and seafood should be sourced from reputable suppliers.
Raw or undercooked eggs can contain Salmonella. Avoid dishes with raw or lightly cooked eggs, such as homemade mayonnaise or raw cookie dough.
4. Leafy Greens.
Lettuce, spinach, and other leafy greens can be contaminated with E. coli or other pathogens. Thoroughly wash them before consuming, and store them at safe temperatures.
Improperly cooked and stored rice can develop Bacillus cereus, a bacteria that produces toxins. To prevent this, cool cooked rice quickly and store it in the refrigerator...See More