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What are the least likely food items to be contaminated?

Asked by flo (12904points) December 17th, 2018

That is that don’t need to be recalled for bacteria like e-coloi, listeria, etc.?
And why? Is onion one of them?

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Yellowdog's avatar

Honey has been known to last four thousand years. Just heat and serve.

seawulf575's avatar

Onions and garlic are both sort of natures antibiotics. Onions have a high sulfur content (which is what makes you cry). Kinda hard to grow bacteria in that. I’ve never heard of a contamination on root vegetables…potatoes, carrots, beets, etc. Not sure if you COULD grow bacteria on these, though typically they are skinned before using. Another thing to consider is how the food is eaten. Is it cooked to a high enough temperature? We don’t typically cook Romaine so any bacteria does not get killed before you eat it.

flo's avatar

Good points @Yellowdog and @seawulf575.

So, it seems it’s mostly lettuce tomatoes spinach,, ....

schy's avatar

Salty food or dried fish.

2davidc8's avatar

Potato chips. Too dry and salty.

flo's avatar

How about out of all the produce?

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