The European Union’s food safety agency says most chicken sold in Europe is infected with bacteria that can cause food poisoning if the meat is not cooked thoroughly.  In a report, scientists said 76 percent of chicken they tested at slaughterhouses in 2008 was infected with campylobacter and another 16 percent had salmonella.

The European Union’s food safety agency says most chicken sold in Europe is infected with bacteria that can cause food poisoning if the meat is not cooked thoroughly.

 

In a report, scientists said 76 percent of chicken they tested at slaughterhouses in 2008 was infected with campylobacter and another 16 percent had salmonella.

 

Both can cause diarrhea and fever. The bacteria is destroyed by heat.

 

The agency says infection rates vary widely across Europe with all chickens it tested in Luxembourg showing positive for campylobacter. Only 4 percent of Finnish chickens had the bacteria.

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