Foods to avoid if you're susceptible to food poisoning


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Some people are actually susceptible to food poisoning. They are more likely to get sick, and if they do, their sickness can be very serious. These folks include pregnant women, young children, older adults and people with chronic illnesses, according to FoodSafety.gov.

The good news is you can avoid your chances of getting food poisoning by skipping certain foods, says the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Here's a list of foods to just say no to, according to Home Food Safety:

  • Soft-cooked eggs

  • Runny poached eggs

  • Caesar salad dressing

  • Hollandaise sauce

  • Chocolate mousse

  • Tiramisu

  • Cookie dough

  • Raw or unpasteurized milk/cheese

  • Some soft cheeses, such as Brie, blue-veined cheese and queso fresco

  • Raw sushi/sashimi

  • Ceviche

  • Tuna carpaccio

  • Raw shellfish

  • Refrigerated smoked fish

  • Raw/rare burger

  • Beef/steak tartare

  • Unpasteurized/refrigerated pate or meat spreads

  • Deli salads with ham, chicken and seafood salad

  • Raw sprouts, including alfalfa, clover and radish sprouts

  • Unpasteurized fruit and vegetable juice

  • Hot dogs and deli meats (unless cooked to 165°F)

In addition, if you're cooking with raw eggs, make sure the temperature reaches 160 degrees Fahrenheit.