A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) listed surprising foods that make people sick.
Published in the March issue of the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases, the report said that salad greens, such as lettuce, spinach and kale, account for most food-related illnesses, while most deaths were linked to poultry.
The report also pointed to raw milk. Read the report.
Most of the disease outbreaks linked to dairy involved raw, unpasteruized products.
"The weight of the raw milk outbreaks is making it look as if dairy is a bigger source of illness than we actually think it is," Patricia Griffin, a food-borne disease expert at the CDC, who was the senior author of the report, told USA Today.
This isn’t the first time that the CDC has pointed to raw milk as the culprit behind disease outbreaks. Last year, the CDC found that raw milk and dairy products were 150 times more likely to cause a disease outbreak than pasteurized milk. Read more here.