The Centers for Disease Control released a new study of food-borne illnesses Thursday, August 12, in which it finds poultry and beef to be the leading transporters of food poisoning. In the study, the CDC found that chicken, turkey, and other poultry are responsible for 17 percent of food-borne illnesses, beef 16 percent, and leafy vegetables 14 percent. The report was based on information from 2007. In 2006, poultry was also the leading cause of food-borne illnesses. An estimated 87 million cases of food poisoning occur in the US each year.
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