According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 76 million people in the United States become victims of food poisoning, and about 5,000 of those victims die from food poisoning. Most people know that the foods that cause the most food poisoning are beef and poultry, but there are other products that also lead to many food poisoning cases.
To help you avoid becoming a victim of food poisoning, here are three common foods, other than meat, to be extra wary of because they can cause food poisoning:
Leafy greens: As we have seen with the many cases of cyclospora this year, salads and other greens can become contaminated by contact with animals, contaminated water, poor handling practices and contaminated washing equipment.
Eggs: Most egg outbreaks of food poisoning are caused by salmonella poisoning. Instead of on the shell, the food poisoning contamination happens inside the hen, before the shell is even formed. Half of all cases of egg-related food-borne illnesses are in restaurants.
Tuna: Fresh fish can decay soon after being caught, which can lead to scombroid food poisoning caused by a poison called scombrotoxin. Symptoms of this kind of food poisoning include skin flushing, headaches, cramps, diarrhea and loss of vision.
If you or a loved one were a victim of food poisoning in Texas, you deserve justice and compensation for your physical and emotional turmoil. Contact the experienced Texas food poisoning attorneys at the Law Offices of W.T. Johnson today and set-up your free, no-obligation consultation.