We’d all love to think that eating at a restaurant is always a safe option. Sometimes it is, but other times it isn’t. Luckily there’s enough information available to compile a list of items that you’d be better off avoiding unless you’re feeling particularly adventurous that day.
With the following information, you’ll be armed with the knowledge on how you can safely navigate the mean restaurant streets, and save yourself an unfortunate night of food poisoning.
Raw Oysters Carry Unchecked Diseases
Oysters eat by constantly drawing in water over their gills in search for plankton and other particles in the water, making them filter feeders. This makes them perfect carriers for certain harmful bacteria.
“Eating raw oysters is dangerous for certain groups of people because some raw oysters contain bacteria or viruses that can cause disease. A bacterium called Vibrio vulnificus that is in some oysters can cause severe illness and death in people with certain underlying medical conditions,” says Dr. Duc Vugia, Chief of the Infectious Diseases Branch at the California Department of Public Health.