Food Poisoning and Safe Food Handling - What Increases Your Risk

People at increased risk of becoming ill with food poisoning and of having more severe symptoms include:

Things that increase your risk for getting food poisoning include:

  • Eating or drinking unpasteurized juices, raw sprouts, unpasteurized milk, and milk products made from unpasteurized milk, such as certain soft cheeses.
  • Eating raw or undercooked meat, poultry, eggs, fish, and shellfish (clams, oysters, scallops, and mussels).
  • Eating or drinking food that has been contaminated through careless food processing or handling.
  • Traveling to a developing country.
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