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Terrifying Netflix documentary about food has got people changing how they eat

Callum Jones

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Terrifying Netflix documentary about food has got people changing how they eat

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As we head into spooky season, many of us will be looking for something to watch on Netflix that will give us a bit of a fright.

Of course, you can check out the 20 best-rated horrors on Netflix right now, but you may want to try something less traditional.

While this particular Netflix documentary is not a horror, it has been terrifying many viewers about food:

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Poisoned: The Dirty Truth About Your Food started streaming on Netflix back in August, with a one-off 90 minute documentary.

In the doc-film, filmmaker Stephanie Soechtig - known for The Devil We Know - explores the food industry in the US, specially delving into the problem of deadly foodborne illnesses.

This is done through a bunch of revealing interviews with experts and victims' families, which offers a unique insight into the outbreak.

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While the documentary tells some rather important stories, many viewers have flocked to social media to explain how their view on food has now changed since watching it.

You can watch Poisoned: The Dirty Truth About Your Food on Netflix right now. Credit: Netflix
You can watch Poisoned: The Dirty Truth About Your Food on Netflix right now. Credit: Netflix

"Poisoned on Netflix will have you changing the way you eat," one person penned on X, formerly known as Twitter.

A second added: "Watching the Netflix documentary Poisoned and this is why you’ll never catch me eating medium rare meat. I don’t play like that please. Worse still, I’m a microbiologist whose education was a little to thorough for her own good. Will not be taking that kind of risk please."

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While a third remarked: "Netflix has a show poisoned: the truth about our food and first 30 seconds in i feel like it’s propaganda against fresh food cuz right away he’s saying fresh produce is the riskiest place in the grocery store."

There may have been mixed reviews of Poisoned: The Dirty Truth About Your Food on social media, however industry critics are a massive fan of the doc.

People are changing the way they eat because of the film. Credit: Netflix
People are changing the way they eat because of the film. Credit: Netflix

In fact, it sits at a perfect 100 percent Rotten Tomatoes score, coming from 11 different reviews.

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The Wall Street Journal's review read: "For all the troubling appraisals, Poisoned is a thoroughly captivating program, one that does not ignore personal responsibility in the arena of food prep but also provides news you can use."

While Maven's Nest's review said: "To make its powerful point, advocacy documentary is well-edited with a variety of constantly changing images and illustrative footage, and a broad choice of 'talking heads' experts, including the tearful families of victims of preventable food poisoning."

Topics: Film & TV, Netflix, Film and TV, Food and Drink

Callum Jones
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