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What are the chances of getting salmonella from raw chicken?

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Dr. Willa Terry
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In brief: Risky

Any raw food of animal origin, such as meat, poultry, milk and dairy products, eggs, or seafood may carry salmonella bacteria.
The bacteria can survive to cause illness if susceptible foods are not cooked to a safe minimum internal temperature as measured with a food thermometer. Fruits and vegetables may also harbor the bacteria, if there is contact with raw meat, and are not washed thoroughly.

In brief: Risky

Any raw food of animal origin, such as meat, poultry, milk and dairy products, eggs, or seafood may carry salmonella bacteria.
The bacteria can survive to cause illness if susceptible foods are not cooked to a safe minimum internal temperature as measured with a food thermometer. Fruits and vegetables may also harbor the bacteria, if there is contact with raw meat, and are not washed thoroughly.
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