WASHINGTON — In the wake of a report on the incidence of bacterial pathogens on chickens at retail, the National Chicken Council is strongly defending the industry. The report, based on a survey conducted by Yonkers, N.Y.-based Consumers Union's publication, Consumer Reports, shows that two-thirds of the fresh broilers tested were contaminated with either salmonella or campylobacter or both. When that news was released last week, NCC quickly issued a statement indicating chicken is safe if ...

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