When the weather warms up, is there any lunch better than a picnic lunch? Ice-cold drinks, homemade sandwiches, and creamy potato salad, enjoyed for hours in the sunshine ... wait. How long has that potato salad been sitting there in the sun?
Sadly, warmer weather also means more opportunities for the bacteria and viruses that cause foodborne illnesses to thrive on food that has been improperly prepared or stored. From shellfish to undercooked poultry, here are the most common food poisoning culprits and — if it's already too late for you — some advice for treating foodborne illnesses.