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8 Kinds Of Food Poisoning To Know (And Avoid)

07/03/2012 08:22 am ET | Updated Sep 02, 2012

With all this talk of grilling outdoors, picnics in parks, road trips and other reasons for food to be served in less-than-sterile conditions, we'd be remiss not to at least briefly mention food poisoning. If you've ever had it, and you probably have once in your life, your skin just crawled. Sorry.

Below are our eight favorite causes of gastrointestinal upset, tingling in the extremities and other symptoms of food gone terribly, terribly wrong -- and how to avoid them. Spoiler alert: A lot of it has to do with the basic washing and refrigerating of stuff.

Kinds Of Food Poisoning You Should Know About (And Avoid)