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US: Which food is most likely to give you Salmonella?

The Daily Meal: Salmonella poisoning, or salmonellosis, is an illness inspired by the consumption of one of over 2,000 foodborne salmonella strains. “Salmonella infection usually occurs when a person eats food contaminated with the feces of animals or humans carrying the bacteria,” says Foodborne Illness.

With that in mind, you may be wondering which of these foods is the number one culprit behind salmonellosis. Foodsafety.gov made a chart showing salmonella by numbers, listing the symptoms of salmonella (fever, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea) as well as a pie chart with the most frequent causes of salmonellosis. Beef and pork are the smallest category, making up 14 percent of the chart; with poultry accounting for 19 percent; and “dairy, eggs, produce, and others” composing the final 67 percent.