If an animal product recall isn't about beef, it's probably about chicken. So far this year there have been about a dozen chicken product recalls, amounting in approximately 1.5 million pounds of recalled poultry. Chicken recalls can be serious because it is a notorious host for Salmonella and Campylobacter. People infected with Salmonella often experience abdominal cramps, diarrhea, and fever. Salmonella is also the deadliest of the foodborne illnesses, killing about 450 people each year. Campylobacter infections can cause diarrhea, cramping, abdominal pain, fever, and vomiting. About 76 people die of campylobacteriosis each year.
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