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Leafy green veg top source of food poisoning – study

January 29, 2013  By The Canadian Press

January 29, 2013, New York, NY – A U.S. government study has fingered leafy green vegetables as the leading source of food poisoning illnesses.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the study Jan. 29. 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 people sick.

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


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