Consumer Reports’ Study Reveals Dangers In Chicken

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(Photo by: David McNew/Getty Images)

(Photo by: David McNew/Getty Images)

If you eat chicken, a concerning report came out today potential health risks. Consumer Reports’ tests of more than 300 raw chicken breasts revealed 97 percent harbored bacteria that can potentially make you sick.  On American dinner tables, chicken is the most popular meat. But, Consumer Reports’ tests of more than 300 raw chicken breasts purchased at stores across the country found potentially harmful bacteria in nearly all the samples.

“We tested the chicken for six bacteria, including salmonella and campylobacter, which are common causes of food poisoning, and E. coli and enterococcus, which are typical measures of fecal contamination,” Dr. Urvashi Rangan said.

More than half of the chicken breasts were tainted with E. coli and enterococcus.

Continue reading this article here, from our Pittsburgh affiliate KDKA.

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