Chicken is more likely to make you sick than any other food, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Twelve percent of foodborne illness outbreaks were linked to chicken. The CDC took a look at nearly 6,000 outbreaks from 2009 to 2015 that killed about 145 people, and chicken was the number one culprit.
However, a spokesman for the National Chicken Council claims the numbers don’t take into account changes made to the nationwide poultry inspection system in 2014. U.S. safety advocates claim that more regulation of the chicken industry is needed, pointing to a decrease of salmonella cases in Europe, while they have remained higher in the United States.
Pork and seeded vegetables were the next most dangerous foods, accounting for 10 percent of total foodborne illnesses.