TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

CDCP study says leafy greens top food poisoning source

By The Associated Press
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, 10:14 a.m.
 

NEW YORK — A government study has fingered leafy green vegetables as the leading source of food poisoning illnesses.

However, the most food-related deaths were from contaminated chicken and other poultry.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the study Tuesday. It's based on an analysis of food poisoning cases from 1998 through 2008. It's the agency's most comprehensive attempt to identify which foods most often carry germs that make us sick.

The CDC estimates roughly 1 in 6 Americans — or 48 million people — gets sick from food poisoning each year. That includes 128,000 hospitalization and 3,000 deaths.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Rossi: Crosby’s debt to NHL paid in full
  2. Pitt coach Narduzzi adds N.J. linebacker recruit
  3. Nor’easter threatens Northeast with up to 2 feet of snow
  4. Penguins’ Fleury surrenders 7 goals in 1 period of NHL All-Star Game loss
  5. Storm could drop 4-6 inches of snow on Pittsburgh area
  6. ‘Free’ wine kiosk initiative costs state Liquor Control Board $300K
  7. Linemen commit to PSU, boosting Franklin’s recruiting class
  8. Device, possibly aerial drone, found on White House grounds
  9. Central Catholic’s Petrishen says he enjoys hectic recruiting process
  10. Vets study links PB pills, genetic variations to Gulf War illness
  11. 1 of 2 killed in Marine chopper crash was from Indiana, Pa.