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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