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This Is The #1 Most Surprising Source of Food Poisoning, CDC Says

When food poisoning strikes, it usually strikes hard and fast—taking you off your feet for at least 24 hours, and in some cases, can lead to a life-threatening illness. According to the CDC , 1 in 6 Americans get sick from contaminated food or beverages and 3,000 die from foodborne illness each year. In the past, people predominantly considered eggs and raw meat the main offenders of food poisoning. But, in recent years, that's changed as developments in production methods and widespread distribution are bringing about other culprits. Turns out, vegetables and fruits have become more likely to be contaminated as they move through the supply chain, according to the CDC . For instance, kale and parsley are two products that have recently been recalled due to the presence of listeria and E coli . What's more, the same developments in distribution mean a single bad batch of food can make people sick in wide-reaching areas of the country—and sometimes, all over the world. The