As the holiday season draws near, many people will dine with family and friends to celebrate. Here is some important information regarding the safe handling of chicken.
In 2009, "Consumer Reports" found that 66 percent of chicken it tested was contaminated with either salmonella or campylobacter, bacteria that can cause sometimes life-threatening food poisoning. It is essential that chicken be cooked to 165 degrees Fahrenheit to prevent food poisoning from these bacteria.
Restaurants May Be Held Responsible If You Are Sick Due to Undercooked Food
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