Scientists have thrown the red flag on starchy foods like pasta and rice when they have been sitting out for a longer period of time. We are used to making sure the dairy, eggs, or meats make it back in the fridge in a timely manner but in reality rice and pasta have just as much of a chance to give you food poisoning as those other items. The bacteria that forms can release toxins which causes you to get sick. It turns out people just not knowing that these foods need to be kept in the fridge can cause a lot of illnesses that catches people by surprise. So if you take the pasta salad to the picnic and it sits out for a bit maybe it’s best to toss it. Find out more at EatThis.com.