The Deadly, Flesh-Eating Bacteria Found in Popular Raw Foods Is Totally Freaking Us Out

‘On the half shell’ foods aren’t the only foods to worry about

Grilled chicken pieces in the dish

Chicken and beef cause more hospitalizations than any other meat. | iStock.com/Monrudee

Consuming any raw or undercooked food exposes your body to food-borne illness. More than 250 food-borne diseases could infect the human body. In 2015, Consumer Reports tested ground beef from 26 grocery stores and found dangerous bacteria present in 82% of their samples. Ground beef and chicken cause more hospitalization than any other meat — likely because they’re the most common. Check a food’s internal temperature before consuming it. Eat fried oysters, and make sure your burgers reach 160 degrees throughout.

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