Read on to know more about some foods that are most likely to lead to food poisoning!

Food poisoning is one of the biggest concerns for governments around the world as the tiny and notorious microorganisms can breed and thrive in practically every possible habitable place. Here are 10 foods which are most likely to make you sick if they are not stored, handled, and cooked properly.


Campylobacter and salmonella are the most common contaminants of raw and undercooked poultry and can easily make people sick.


This very popular protein-rich food can be easily contaminated by salmonella. The worst thing is that a contaminated egg will not smell, look, or taste any different than the regular egg, which makes it difficult to figure out if the food is contaminated or not.

Green leafy and other vegetables

As most of the vegetables are eaten raw, it is important to wash them thoroughly to reduce the presence of harmful bacteria E. coli.

Raw milk

Unpasteurized milk can breed harmful bacteria such as salmonella, E. coli, and listeria, which can result in life-threatening episodes of food poisoning.


Staphylococcus aureus is a harmful bacteria that is commonly found in cheese and the biggest problem is that this bacteria is quite tolerant of high heat and high sodium concentration.


As sprouts are grown in a wet and warm environment, which is conducive to bacterial growth, sprouts are most likely to get contaminated with certain bacterial strains such as E. coli and salmonella.


Fish may be contaminated with bacteria, high dose of minerals, and other toxins, which can be detrimental for our health. Unfortunately, many of these contaminants are also heat stable.


This very popular food grain is also at a high risk of bacterial (Bacillus cereus) contamination. The spores of this bacteria actually get activated upon cooking and sadly the cooked moist rice is an ideal breeding ground for this harmful bacteria.

Deli meats

Highly processed and salted deli and cold cut meats are also not safe from microbial contamination. These processed meats can be easily contaminated with listeria and other bacteria, which can deter one’s health as most of these meats are consumed raw or uncooked.



Surprisingly, this food group is also susceptible to bacterial growth as raw fruits and berries can breed listeria and salmonella on their skin.