Monday, August 13, 2007

Cook Chicken Well

In a story that reminds all of us to cook Chicken well. Jordanian health authorities have banned the serving of chicken shawerma sandwiches in the kingdom's restaurants, after hundreds got Salmonella poisoning. Over 200 people have had to be hospitalized since Saturday, because they ate sandwiches with undercooked chicken infested by the Salmonella bacteria. The Salmonella is said to have originated from a restaurant in the Palestinian refugee camp of Baqaa. The restaurant sold some 600 meals of undercooked chicken meat, causing food poisoning among a third of the consumers.

Salmonella poisoning is a bacterial disease involving diarrhea, fever, and abdominal pains. The illness usually lasts up to a week and most people recover without treatment. In some cases with severe symptoms, the patient needs to be hospitalized. The bacteria is destroyed if chicken is cooked properly.

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