The 6 Foods You’ll Never See on This Food Poisoning Expert’s Plate

updated May 1, 2019
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There are general rules for food safety that I’d argue most people are familiar with: Wash your hands often, don’t mix raw meat/fish with raw vegetables, be careful about keeping food at the correct temperature for the correct amount of time. Rules like these keep us healthy and our food safe, but how far does it go? Do your concerns over food safety keep you from eating entire categories of food?

This is certainly the case for William Marler, a food safety expert with more than 20 years of experience to his name. In his list, he describes the six foods he will never eat, and provides generous explanations as to why others might also consider leaving them out of their diet.

What do you think of his list? Personally, the convenience of pre-washed lettuces is one of the only reasons I ever manage to eat salad. And a weekend without runny-yolked eggs atop toast? I can’t fathom it. Even so, Marler’s list is definitely food for thought!