48% of Chicken in US Stores Contaminated with E-Coli.

According to this NYT article, a study by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has found that 48 percent of 120 chicken products bought in 10 major US cities was contaminated with e-coli, likely resulting from fecal contamination.  The study has been challenged (on bias and sample size grounds), but it gives insurers something else to worry about.  It also makes you look a different way at your grilled chicken or chicken curry dinner…

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