Delicious and Dangerous: 10 Riskiest Foods to Eat

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Karen Hufford on Oct 5, 2009 at 4:38PM

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Delicious and Dangerous: 10 Riskiest Foods to Eat

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Tuna

Outbreaks from 1990 to 2006: 268

Seafood lovers, beware. If tuna and other fresh fish are not properly refrigerated, this underwater food source begins to release hard-to-destroy natural toxins (like scombrotoxin), and consumption can also cause illnesses related to norovirus and salmonella.

Madelyn’s safety tip: “Love sushi? Keep it cold! Make sure tuna has been kept on ice. But if it's kept higher than refrigerator temperature, you can risk bacterial growth.”

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