Chicken, Ground Beef Linked to Highest Numbers of Food Poisoning Cases

food poisoning lawyers

California food poisoning lawyers find that the risk of suffering a food poisoning illness or food-borne illness increases dramatically during summer.

California food poisoning lawyers find that the risk of suffering a food poisoning illness or food-borne illness increases dramatically during summer.  A new study finds that food poisoning incidents related to contaminated chicken and ground beef contribute to the highest number of hospitalizations.

The analysis investigated 13,000 cases of food poisoning, and found that ground beef and chicken accounted for the highest numbers of hospital admissions.  The data was analyzed by the Center for Science in Public Interest, and analyzed government of data involving more than 1,700 food-borne illnesses over the last 12 years.  A number of food-borne illnesses including Salmonella, E. coli, listeria as well as food infections related to a number of other pathogens were analyzed as part of the study.  The study was specifically focused on finding out what kinds of meats are the most dangerous to consume.

The study found that ground beef and contaminated chicken accounted for the highest number of hospitalizations, followed by turkey meat and steak, which were also categorized as “high-risk” meats.  Medium-risk meats were pork, roast beef, pork barbecue and deli meat.  The lowest risk of food poisoning was linked to ham, sausage and chicken nuggets.

Most food poisoning incidents linked to ground beef were caused by the E. coli pathogen.  This pathogen lives in the intestinal tracts of cattle, and the organisms can easily transfer to the carcass due to improper handling of the meat during slaughter.  In fact, according to the study, ground beef is much more risky than other kinds of meats, because the pathogens can easily be spread during the grinding process.

The highest number of hospitalizations from ground beef was caused by E. coli, salmonella and listeria.  To prevent such infections, food poisoning lawyers typically recommend cooking meats and ground beef to high temperatures, and separating knives and chopping boards used for meat, from those used for produce.

 

One of our Meeting Locations: The Reeves Law Group 198 N Arrowhead Ave, San Bernardino, CA 92408 (909) 657-0576

Comments

Comments are closed.

Go to top