CDC: Greens Cause Most Food Illnesses

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

NEW YORK -- A government study has fingered leafy green vegetables as the leading source of food poisoning illnesses.
However, the most food-related deaths were from contaminated chicken and other poultry.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the study Tuesday. It's based on an analysis of food poisoning cases from 1998 through 2008. It's the agency's most comprehensive attempt to identify which foods most often carry germs that make us sick.
The CDC estimates roughly 1 in 6 Americans -- or 48 million people-- gets sick from food poisoning each year. That includes 128,000 hospitalization and 3,000 deaths.


WILX.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

See full commenting rules...
powered by Disqus
WILX 500 American Road Lansing, MI 48911 517-393-0110
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 188847421 - wilx.com/a?a=188847421