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Food Safety

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


Celebrity TV Chefs Fail at Food Safety, New Study Finds

Do celebrity TV chefs handle food safely? Learn more about food safety and TV chefs in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

So Here's a Terrifying New Anxiety for Backyard Grilling Season

A new study examines the danger of wire brush bristles and oral injuries. Learn more in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

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?

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

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

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

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?

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?

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