WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture here downplayed a study by Consumer Reports that showed 83% of chicken sold in supermarkets may contain bacteria that's dangerous to human health. Consumer Reports, after testing 525 chickens, found that most contained campylobacter or salmonella, two of the leading causes of foodborne illnesses. “We want to be cautious about drawing any conclusions from a sample that's so small,” said Steven Cohen, spokesman for the USDA Food Safety and ...

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