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Poultry, Beef, Leafy Greens Linked to Food-Borne Illness

Poultry, Beef, Leafy Greens Linked to Food-Borne Illness

Yet another reason for replacing poultry and beef with Wild Alaska Salmon. The AP(8/13) reports that, according to newly-released CDC data, "poultry is still the leading culprit in food poisoning outbreaks," as it "accounted for 17% of the food-borne illness outbreaks reported to the government. Beef and leafy vegetables were close behind, at 16% and 14%."

The report covers the year 2007. Among the outbreaks reported, "salmonella and other kinds of bacteria caused about half," while "viruses -- like norovirus -- caused about 40%, mushroom toxin or other chemical agents were blamed for 7%. Parasites accounted for 1%."

"Experts estimate that only about 5% of people who get food poisoning are part of a recognized outbreak," and "the CDC only counted instances in which one food...was clearly to blame."

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