Poultry fingered as No. 1 food poisoning culprit
By MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer Mike Stobbe, Ap Medical Writer – 37 mins ago
ATLANTA – Cooking chicken on the grill this summer? Be careful. Health officials say poultry continues to be the leading culprit in [COLOR=#366388! important][COLOR=#366388! important]food [COLOR=#366388! important]poisoning [/COLOR][COLOR=#366388! important]outbreaks[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR]
Chicken, turkey and other poultry accounted for 17 percent of the foodborne illness outbreaks reported to the government. Beef and leafy vegetables were close behind, at 16 percent and 14 percent.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the data Thursday. It's based on reports from 48 states and Puerto Rico in 2007. But experts say it represents only a fraction of U.S. foodborne illnesses.