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What Are The Most Common Sources Of Food Poisoning?

It could be from the burger you're holding right now.

Did you know that 48 million people in America experience foodborne illnesses each year? The Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration released a new report that sheds light on the possible foods that are most likely the culprit.

They focused on four major pathogens that they consider “high priority”—E. Coli 0157, Salmonella, Campylobacter, and Listeriaalso the most common and severe bacteria that cause food poisoning:

E. Coli
Beef: 46 percent

Vegetable row crops: 36 percent

Seeded vegetables: 18 percent

Fruit: 12 percent
Eggs: 12 percent
Chicken: 10 percent
Beef: 9 percent
Pork: 8 percent
Sprouts: 8 percent

Dairy: 66 percent

Chicken: 8 percent

Fruit: 50 percent

Dairy: 31 percent

So if you're feeling sick after a late-night junk food run to your favorite burger joint, either you ate too much, too fast, or you have food poisoning. It’s quite common, really, but it's best to be aware of what you're eating to avoid it from happening.

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