Food poisoning: The list of disease causing ingredients is out

So many foods have been recalled this year. So many people had to deal with food poisoning. I don’t think there’s been a day that I opened up the news and not found a worm in food or food recall due to unwanted bacteria.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has come out with new reports regarding the same. It stated that chicken was 12 percent of the cause for diseases associated with an outbreak of food pathogens.


Food items in order of decreasing disease-causing chances are:

  1. Chicken
  2. Pork
  3. Seeded Vegetables
  4. Eggs
  5. fruits
  6. Leafy Vegetables
  7. Beef
  8. Turkey
  9. Dairy
  10. Fish

So Chicken now becomes the most dangerous food item to consume. In the year 2013, a salmonella outbreak in chicken had caused 200 hospitalizations. No matter what you eat, it’s important to check the freshness and where our food comes from. As you can see the list is filled with foods we eat on a daily basis.