You Should Know

February 2003 Issue

Contaminated Chickens: From Frying Pan to Fire?

Harmful bacteria, such as Campylobacter and Salmonella, were found in nearly half the chickens tested in a new study conducted by Consumers Union (CU), the nonprofit group that publishes Consumer Reports. The results appeared in the January issue. The CU researchers tested 484 fresh, whole broilers bought at supermarkets and health food stores in 25 cities nationwide. Samples included four leading brands (Foster Farms, Perdue, Pilgrimís Pride and Tyson), as well as 14

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