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From pesticides to antibiotics in meat, do you know what you're really eating? See what you need to know about food safety.


Can ghost peppers kill you?

 Can ghost peppers kill you?

Ghost peppers were once used to make grenades. So if you eat a ghost pepper, will it kill you? Find out. See more »

Can eating cold rice kill you?

 Can eating cold rice kill you?

Rice that hasn't been reheated can inflict serious damage on your body. Find out if eating cold rice can kill you. See more »

10 Foodborne Illnesses That Will Make You Wish You Were Dead

 10 Foodborne Illnesses That Will Make You Wish You Were Dead

Many uncomfortable -- and potentially fatal -- foodborne illnesses come from the food we eat. Learn about 10 foodborne illnesses you don't want to get. See more »

10 Unexpected Ways to Get Food Poisoning

 10 Unexpected Ways to Get Food Poisoning

Did you know you get food poisoning from vitamins, your own kitchen, or even sex? View more unexpected ways to get food poisoning at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Foods You Should Never Eat Raw

 10 Foods You Should Never Eat Raw

Some foods when eaten raw can make you sick or even kill you. See the list of 10 foods you should never eat raw to learn more. See more »

What’s safe to pack in your unrefrigerated lunch?

 What’s safe to pack in your unrefrigerated lunch?

Need to pack a lunch that doesn't require a refrigerator? Find out what's safe to pack in an unrefrigerated lunch at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Should you refrigerate eggs?

 Should you refrigerate eggs?

Not everyone refrigerates eggs. But why don't those people get sick? Find out if you should refrigerate eggs at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Is charred food bad for you?

 Is charred food bad for you?

Is there any danger to charring your food? Find out and learn if charred food is bad for you at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Is moldy food safe to eat?

 Is moldy food safe to eat?

A small spot of mold doesn't always make the entire piece of food unsafe. Learn more about moldy food safety at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Does aspartame cause MS?

 Does aspartame cause MS?

A viral e-mail spread the idea that aspartame causes MS. Find out whether this claim is true at HowStuffWorks. See more »