Your kitchen is full of germs, and they can make you sick. A 2013 study by NSF International, a global public-health organization focusing on food and water safety, found that 20 percent of food-borne illnesses come from food inside your home.
“Food poisoning and food-borne illness are caused by the same germs,” explains Dr. Keri Peterson, a physician of internal medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York. The biggest culprits are E.coli, listeria and salmonella. Here are 10 places they’re likely to lurk—some of which may surprise you.