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Consumer Alert: Bacteria on 97 Percent of Chicken

Written By: Kellie Meyer
Consumer Alert: Bacteria on 97 Percent of Chicken

December 19, 2013

SOUTHERN TIER (WENY) --  Some surprising new reports this morning about a food most of us consume everyday. 
     According to Food Safety news.com, 97% of retail chicken breasts contain bacteria that could make you sick.
     A study on 316 samples of raw chicken breast found high rates of intestinal bacteria
     Some tips consumers should be weary about pathogens on their raw meat and use a calibrated thermometer to ensure that poultry is cooked internally to 165 degrees F.