Wherein we ponder vexing issues in infection prevention and control, inside and outside the hospital.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
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!