ESPN’s sports news talk show Outside the Lines has a nauseating new report on America’s stadium food, which is, in a word, scary. Nut graf: “At 30 of the venues (28 percent), more than half of the concession stands or restaurants had been cited for at least one ‘critical’ or ‘major’ health violation. Such violations pose a risk for foodborne illnesses that can make someone sick, or, in extreme cases, become fatal.” Click through for the map of egregious violators, sure to ignite visions of future vomiting.

So what can you do to stay safe while still swilling down dogs and garlic fries? Maybe you can watch out for the 10 foods the Center for Science in the Public Interest says are the most dangerous? Kill the germs by pouring great loads of beer into your gut? Fit yourself with a stomach tube for nutrition and go out in a burnt orange space suit like John Travolta in The Boy in the Plastic Bubble? Anyone got any better ideas?

Oh, and don’t bother calling the food concession to let them know you’re sick. Won’t do any good, anyway.

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