Chicken and Food Poisoning

Man washing hands with tap waterChicken contain certain bacteria, like all other poultry, such as salmonella and campylobacter, which is often linked to food poisoning. However, if you store, handle and cook chicken properly, the chicken will be safe for eating.

Raw chicken is a perishable foodstuff, containing natural bacteria that can be harmful for humans if the product is not cooked thoroughly before consumption.

Care should be taken not to contaminate ready to eat food during handling and preparation of raw poultry and meat.

Most foodborne illness outbreaks are a result of contamination from food handlers. Sanitary food handling and proper cooking and refrigeration should prevent foodborne illnesses.

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