What food makes people sick most often?


xChicken is typically thought of as a healthy source of protein, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports it also causes the most outbreak-associated illnesses of any food. When the CDC looked at the cause of food borne disease outbreaks-- which is when at least two people get the same illness from eating a common food-- from between 2009 and 2015. They found more than 5,760 food borne outbreaks caused 100,939 illnesses and 145 deaths. Although fish caused the most individual disease outbreaks, chicken made the most people sick with 3,114 people becoming ill because they ate contaminated chicken. Pork and seeded vegetables were next on the list behind chicken, making 2,670 and 2,572 people sick, respectively. So what's the deal with chicken? Thomas Gremillion, director of the Food Policy Institute at the Consumer Federation of America told CBS News, "Chicken is a reservoir for salmonella. This CDC report shows that government inspectors and industry need to do more to protect consumers from unsafe chicken." (Men's Health

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