Most of us have had to endure some form of food poisoning- and it's always a deeply unpleasant if not harrowing experience. Most of us experience this after going out to eat at a less-than-clean restaurant- or when we make our own preparation mistakes at home.

While proper food handling measures should be taken for anything we are going to eat, some foods are more dangerous than others, usually because of how they are grown or how they are processed.

In the case of cantaloupe, it's the actual nature of the fruit to be more suitable to dangerous germs. I still love cantaloupe and I'm going to eat it though.


How can Texans protect themselves? For starters, by knowing the topmost recalled foods and the reasons why they get recalled.

Here's a list of the most commonly recalled foods, and tips on how to protect yourself from harmful germs like Salmonella, E. Coli, and Listeria.

Top 10 Most Recalled Food Items & How To Stay Safe

The CDC estimates that 48 million people in the U.S. are infected by a food-borne illness every year, and an average of 3000 people even die.

These are the top 10 foods most likely to be recalled, according to Consumer Reports. However, that doesn't mean you can't still enjoy them if you take steps to stay safe.

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