Here’s a sickening stat: The FDA estimates around 48 million Americans get food poisoning every year. TheList's Bradley Hasemeyer spoke with Life Time Fitness's registered dietician, Julie Brown for a list of culprits you wouldn't expect.
1. Pre-Cut & Pre-Washed Produce
Although they may save you some time in the kitchen, Registered Dietician Julie Brown says,
“You truly don't know who handled that before you got it and whether or not, even though it was labeled pre-washed, if it has actually been prewashed.”
She recommends you wash all your produce including those bags of leafy greens.
2. Frozen Berries
“There have been several outbreaks of various strains of bacteria that have caused some major issues for people. So when it comes to your frozen fruit, especially berries, not a bad idea to wash those, too,” says Brown.
3. Egg Shells
“When it comes to the external shell of the egg think about everything that an egg might go through before it ends up inside of your egg carton. Chances are it probably hasn't been properly sanitized before it reaches your kitchen. So it's not a bad idea to wash that down yourself,” says Brown.
Here are three more foods you might want to avoid:
Turning your head on what turns your stomach.
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