You often avoid the food carrying pathogenic bacteria, preservatives such as eggs, vegetables or meat, but there are also other foods that also have similar risk you are unexpected.

  1. Marinated caramel apples


Research shows that this sweet dish can be an ideal environment for pathogenic bacteria listeria. Although apple are too high acidic and caramel are solid for bacteria to grow, but simply plug a small sticks in this dish can create an environment for bacterial growth.

  1. Frozen Berries


Fresh fruits and vegetables can cause illness, but especially, watery fruit and frozen pomegranate seeds also cause hepatitis A to 165 people in 2013 and 31 people in 2015.

Hepatitis A virus transmits into food at production stages, so it is hard for you to avoid eating berries have germs. However, the incidence each year of this disease is low.

  1. Potatoes


Potatoes have caused more than 100 disease outbreaks in the past 30 years. Although most of the outbreaks did not come from potatoes, the problem occurs in the manufacturing process as keeping potatoes too long without being frozen, forming solanine toxic.

Solanine is the toxin born into potato shells when they are placed in the sun. When buying potatoes, you should consider carefully potato skin color. The darker green of the skin, the more toxins in potatoes.

  1. Cheese


The problem usually occurs with cheese is that they are not sterilized, causing potential of bacteries like salmonella or listeria. Within five years, non-sterile cheese has caused four major food poisoning cases in the United States. When buying cheese, you should choose pasteurized one.

  1. Cucumber


With the thick shells and easy to grow, cucumber fruits often seems to be the less cause of food poisoning. However, in the past three years, the cucumber was made up of two outbreaks of salmonella infection, one case in 2015 has sickened 165 people, killing 4 people.

  1. Cream


In 2015, the US had discovered the famous ice-cream brand Blue Bell was listeria infected. Earlier, in 2013 there was also a cream poisoning in Germany. Bacteria in the cream can be generated in the manufacturing process from raw material and even frozen can not be consumed.


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