Alexander Hassenstein / Staff

This Food Is the #1 Cause of Food Poisoning

Not a day goes by that you don't hear of someone getting sick by eating some type of food, but what food seems to be the top culprit for people suffering from food poisoning? Well, it's chicken. Crazy as it may seem between 2009 and 2015, it was chicken that's been responsible for 3,114 outbreak-related illnesses, or 12% of all food poisoning cases.  Why is chicken such a big cause of food poisoning? Well, since we handle so much of it, the chances of cross-contamination between raw or undercooked chicken with other foods is higher.  So, do yourself a favor and be careful of how chicken is handled and cooked in the home, or your goose will be cooked.  Have you ever suffered from food poisoning? Do you eat a lot of chicken in your home?