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THIS SECTION IS FOR NEWS AND INTERESTING STORIES RELATED TO FOOD, NUTRITION AND FOOD PROCESSING. THEY ARE NOT NECESSARILY RELATED TO KOSHER BUT MAY BE OF INTEREST TO THE KOSHER CONSUMER, MANUFACTURER OR MASHGIACH.

Research: Nearly all fresh chicken in Israel is contaminated

February 17, 2016: Arutz7 is reporting that the Israeli Egg and Poulty Board has found that 93% of all chicken flocks are contaminated with Campylobacter bacteria. Over 90% of all chicken sold in Israel is sold fresh.This is important because Campylobactor is killed by freezing. "Campylobacter is transmitted through insufficiently cooked food. While the bacteria dies when the chicken is cooked or baked, it primarily is transferred through contamination of the surroundings during the preparation of the chicken." "Campylobacter is currently the leading cause of stomach illnesses in Israel

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