Sunday, December 6, 2009

Carnivores beware!

Consumer Reports has released a study evaluating contamination of store-bought chickens. They tested 382 chickens from 100 grocery stores in 22 states. The results were appalling--62% of the chickens were contaminated with Campylobacter, 14% were contaminated with Salmonella, and 9% were contaminated with both organisms. So if you're gonna eat it, you better cook it well!

1 comment:

  1. At least you can cook chicken; not many cook their canteloupe. During my six years on a government food safety subcommittee, I noticed the food most people in the group avoided was canteloupe.

    http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?aid=449869

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