A range of organisms and toxins that can cause food poisoning include Campylobacter, Salmonella,Shigella, E. coli 0157: H7, Listeria, and botulism.
Certain foods are considered "high risk" for food poisoning, says David Burkhart, MD, staff physician at the Indiana University Health Center in Bloomington, who has published a scientific article on the topic.
High-risk foods include: dairy products, raw seafood, raw eggs, lunch meat, undercooked meat, and poultry. "Those are some of the major foods that oftentimes will be contaminated," Burkhart says.
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