The Cause of Illness that Left 200 Sick has Been Determined
State Study Finds Salmonella In Chicken
Poultry Should Be Thoroughly Cooked To Avoid Sickness
Source of Article: http://www.wsmv.com/health/17912065/detail.html
November 5, 2008
It's an experiment to see how much harmful bacteria the poultry is carrying.
Salmonella and campylobacter, the two bacteria that live on uncooked chicken, can kill older residents, the very young or those with other health problems.
Generally healthy people get over the illness in just a few days but not always.
The interest in these unpredictable germs has led the Food Safety
Task Force to conduct an experiment. Inspectors go to
The results have shown that sometimes half the chicken is tainted and sometimes none of it. However, on average, 10 percent of the chicken was contaminated.
Those who prepare chicken are encouraged to wash their hands and the cutting board, in addition to cooking the chicken thoroughly.
The bacteria are easily killed if the chickens are cooked well. It is legal to sell the raw chickens with the bacteria.
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