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Is Your Supermarket Chicken Poisoning You?


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Microbiological tests carried out by an independent laboratory found Campylobacter contamination on the packaging of fresh chicken purchased at many of Britain's leading supermarkets. Experts say the problem is bad enough that shoppers handling packaged chicken should take the same precautions as if touching the raw meat itself.

Symptoms of campylobacter infection usually include diarrhea and stomach cramps. There can be more serious complications, especially among the young, elderly and ill.


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