Foods You Should Be Washing and Those You Shouldn’t
The CDC estimates that each year roughly one in six Americans (or 48 million people) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases. Food poisoning is caused from eating food and drinking water that is contaminated through improper cooking. Cross-contamination, where microorganisms are spread between foods during processing, if the same surfaces and equipment are used, is a real concern. Not storing food properly or keeping it unrefrigerated can be an ideal condition for germs to spread and wreak havoc on your body.