But knowing which foods are potentially risky can help.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest has issued a list of the top 10 FDA-regulated foods linked to outbreaks since 1990. (That includes produce, seafood, egg, and dairy products, but not meat.)
Be aware of the risk, but don't avoid these types of food. "They are everywhere and are part of a healthy diet," says CSPI staff attorney, Sarah Klein.
Yes, they're you're favorite go-to salad greens - lettuce, escarole, endive, spinach, cabbage, kale, arugula, and chard.
But they also caused 363 outbreaks involving 13,568 reported cases of illness since 1990 (Remember bagged spinach in 2006?).
Greens can be contaminated by manure, dirty water rinses, or unwashed hands before you even purchase them.
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