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5 Foods to Watch Out for During the Government Shutdown


5. Leafy Greens.

You might think that undercooked chicken or shady shellfish would be the biggest culprit of food poisoning. Not so. Food-borne illnesses are linked to leafy greens more than any other type of food. Between 1998 and 2008, according to published research, 2.1 million Americans became sick after eating spinach, kale and other leafy greens. It’s important to note, however, that, while leafy greens have caused more illness, more serious illnesses are linked to meat, poultry and dairy products. You might have an upset stomach from that raw spinach salad, but you’re less likely to end up in the hospital from it raw chicken.

If you don’t want to skip your daily dose of greens, make sure to wash them thoroughly, and, if you can, try to cook them as much as possible.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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7:54AM PDT on Jun 15, 2014

thanks for sharing :)

12:09PM PST on Feb 16, 2014

Thank you for sharing.

9:53PM PST on Dec 28, 2013

In general it's better and safer to buy local and from small farms.

10:41AM PDT on Oct 28, 2013


8:17AM PDT on Oct 27, 2013

Thanks for sharing :)

4:23AM PDT on Oct 27, 2013


5:22PM PDT on Oct 24, 2013

Ridicuöous the whole thing is USA

9:42AM PDT on Oct 24, 2013

Thanks for posting.

4:26AM PDT on Oct 22, 2013


1:11AM PDT on Oct 21, 2013

Thank you!

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Loads of good wishes for Bruce and his family.


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