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How can you prevent food poisoning from vegetables?

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Vegetables can be the source of food poisoning, particularly sprouts of all kinds (alfalfa, mung, clover, and radish). This is because sprouting requires warmer temperatures, which are ideal for bacterial growth. Avoid raw sprouts if you're pregnant or have a weakened immune system.

From: How to Prevent Food Poisoning WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

CDC: “Foodborne Germs and Illnesses,” “Protect Yourself When Eating Out.”

Mayo Clinic: “Food Poisoning.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Food Poisoning.”

International Dairy Foods Association: “Pasteurization.”

Foodsaftey.gov: “Sprouts: What You Should Know.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on December 15, 2018

SOURCES:

CDC: “Foodborne Germs and Illnesses,” “Protect Yourself When Eating Out.”

Mayo Clinic: “Food Poisoning.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Food Poisoning.”

International Dairy Foods Association: “Pasteurization.”

Foodsaftey.gov: “Sprouts: What You Should Know.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on December 15, 2018

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