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anisms in fecal matter. Foods eaten raw are common sources of illness because they do not go through the cooking process. Heat from cooking often kills pathogens on the food./p> p>Due to the crowded conditions in many animal-processing facilities, meat, eggs, and dairy products are frequently contaminated. Many of the contaminants are killed when these products are cooked or pasteurized. However, in some cases, the bacteria or viruses are able to survive.

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