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Food Safety for Home Cooks

Riskiest Foods

The photo shows a chesseburger on a platter.Foods that are moist, high in protein and slightly acidic carry higher than normal risk for contamination with the germs that cause foodborne illness.

  • Milk and Milk Products
  • Meat: Beef, Pork, Lamb
  • Clams, Mussels, Oysters
  • Lobster, Shrimp, Crabs
  • Tuna
  • Poultry
  • The photo shows red tomatoes.Fish
  • Shell Eggs
  • Ice Cream
  • Cheese
  • Soy-Protein Foods such as Tofu
  • Baked or Boiled Potatoes
  • Some Waffle Mixtures
  • Cooked Rice
  • The photo shows an ice cream cone.Leafy Greens
  • Tomatoes
  • Sprouts
  • Berries
  • Cooked Beans
  • Cut Melons
  • Garlic and Oil Mixtures