The USDA has found salmonella on about a quarter of all cut-up chicken parts heading for supermarket shelves. It's a good reason to handle raw chicken carefully, wash your hands afterward, and cook the meat well. Sandor Weisz/Flickr hide caption

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USDA Imposes Stricter Limit On Salmonella Bacteria In Poultry Products

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A chicken house in Seagrove, N.C. North Carolina is one of the country's largest poultry producers. As farms move closer to residential areas, neighbors are complaining that the waste generated is a potential health hazard. Kelly Bennett/MCT via Getty Images hide caption

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When A Chicken Farm Moves Next Door, Odor May Not Be The Only Problem

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Lee Perry-Gal measures chicken long bones at the zooarchaeology lab, Zinman Institute of Archaeology, University of Haifa. Courtesy of Guy Bar-Oz hide caption

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The Ancient City Where People Decided To Eat Chickens

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Tyson Foods says it has already reduced its use of human-use antibiotics by 80 percent over the past four years. Here, Tyson frozen chicken on display at Piazza's market in Palo Alto, Calif., in 2010. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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Tyson Foods To Stop Giving Chickens Antibiotics Used By Humans

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Chickens stand in their cages at a farm near Stuart, Iowa, in 2009. This week, bird flu hit a large poultry facility in Iowa. It's not clear how the virus is evading the industry's biosecurity efforts. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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Millions Of Chickens To Be Killed As Bird Flu Outbreak Puzzles Industry

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The annual Courir de Mardi Gras in Mamou, La., in February 2008. In the Cajun country tradition, revelers go house to house, collecting ingredients for gumbo from local families. Here, the host tosses a live chicken from a rooftop for the participants to catch — which can be tricky, considering the festivities often begin with early-morning drinking. Carol Guzy/Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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About a quarter of the chicken parts we buy are tainted with salmonella, according to USDA tests. snowpea&bokchoi/Flickr hide caption

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Clean Up Those Contaminated Chicken Parts, USDA Tells Industry

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A poultry processing plant in France. Europe banned treating chicken carcasses with chlorine in the 1990s out of fear that it could cause cancer. Christophe Di Pascale/Corbis hide caption

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European Activists Say They Don't Want Any U.S. 'Chlorine Chicken'

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Bob O'Connor, a Foster Farms veterinarian, holds an 11-day-old chick at a ranch near the town of Merced, in California's Central Valley. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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How Foster Farms Is Solving The Case Of The Mystery Salmonella

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Foster Farms set up new procedures to deal with salmonella contamination after the USDA threatened to shut down its plants last fall. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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A Filipino chicken vendor in Quezon City, east of Manila, Philippines. Researchers say Pacific island chicken are genetically similar to the variety found in the Philippines, but different from South American chicken. Rolex Dela Pena/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Benny Bunting, a farm advocate for Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA, in front of one of his old chicken houses in Oak City, N.C. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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The System Supplying America's Chickens Pits Farmer Vs. Farmer

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Chickens gather around a feeder in a Tyson Foods poultry house in Washington County, Ark. April L. Brown/AP hide caption

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Is Tyson Foods' Chicken Empire A 'Meat Racket'?

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Chicken Nuggets, from artist Banksy's 2008 installation "The Village Pet Store and Charcoal Grill" in New York City. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Foster Farms, the chicken processor at the center of a major salmonella outbreak, now faces the threat of a shutdown at its facilities. /PR Newswire hide caption

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A salmonella outbreak that has sickened more than 270 people has been linked to raw chicken produced at three Foster Farms facilities in California. /PR Newswire hide caption

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Amid Big Salmonella Outbreak, USDA Says It's On The Job

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