Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Top 10 Riskiest Foods--You might be surprised!

The Center for the Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) came out with a list of the top 10 foods that can possibly lead to foodborne illness.  The list:
  1. Lettuce/Leafy Greens
  2. Eggs
  3. Tuna
  4. Oysters
  5. Potatoes
  6. Cheese
  7. Icecream
  8. Tomatoes
  9. Sprouts
  10. Berries
Channel 6 Local News in San Diego interviewed me about my thoughts on the list above, check out my video:

Take away messages from Edible Nutrition:
  • Wash your hands
  • Wash your food
  • Don't cross contaminate
  • Keep foods at the right temperatures
  • If you doubt the food is fresh, dump it
  • If you are pregnant, sick, a child, or elderly your immune system may be compromised and some of the above foods need to avoided all together (sprouts, raw seafood, cheese are just a couple)
Don't fear your food instead arm yourself with the knowledge on how to keep your food safe!


FoodFitnessFreshair said...

Interesting post. I'm surprised to hear about a couple things on the list, like potatoes and icecream, but I know sprouts and berries are a litt iffy. I'm also surprised there aren't more meat items on the list!

Edible Nutrition said...

Potatoes are mostly from improper handling of potato salad. Icecream, because often it is made at home with raw eggs versus creating a custard base. Sprouts are far more iffy than berries. I was a little surprised that meat wasn't on there, too!