We are still discussing the health risks of consuming some undercooked or raw foods. The first one we talked about was SUSHI and today, we are going to talk about PORK.
Pork is the meat of the domestic pig (Sus domesticus)… It is often eaten unprocessed, but cured (preserved) pork products are also very common. These include smoked pork, ham, bacon, and sausages. Being high in protein and rich in many vitamins and minerals, lean pork can be an excellent addition to a healthy diet. Though some people do not eat poor meat due to religious or cultural reasons.
Raw or undercooked pork can have bacteria like salmonella, E. coli, and listeria. You can get sick from eating pork that hasn’t been cooked enough or from cutting boards, countertops, or utensils that touched raw pork. Pork has to be cooked to at least 145 degrees F, then allowed to rest for at least 3 minutes before you serve it.
Source: WebMD LLC & Mgbeke HealthyLiving Secrets.