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What kinds of food are most likely to cause foodborne illness?
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Dr. Marguerite Barnett
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In brief: All kinds
Cooking kills many micro-organisms that cause disease so in general cooked foods are safer than raw.
But cooking doesn't destroy the toxins behind some food poisoning so even that isn't 100% protection. Animals harbor many disease-causing bacteria in their waste so non-animal food products are in general safer but many farms have animals around their veggie gardens so nothing is 100% safe!

In brief: All kinds
Cooking kills many micro-organisms that cause disease so in general cooked foods are safer than raw.
But cooking doesn't destroy the toxins behind some food poisoning so even that isn't 100% protection. Animals harbor many disease-causing bacteria in their waste so non-animal food products are in general safer but many farms have animals around their veggie gardens so nothing is 100% safe!
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