Chicken is the number one cause of foodborne illness outbreaks

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According to a new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, chicken causes the most outbreaks of illness of any food.

More than 100,000 people were sickened by food-related illness outbreaks between 2009 and 2015 and chicken made the most people sick.

Consumer safety advocates say more regulation is needed to address salmonella contamination in poultry.