A person can become sick from eating raw chicken. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, bacteria that is harbored inside and outside a chicken's body can get on the raw poultry during processing.Know More
Consumer Reports tested 316 chicken breasts from multiple stores in 26 states for six bacteria. The results indicated that 97 percent of the chicken breasts harbored bacteria that could make a person sick. The CDC states that to prevent illness, it is important for people to wash their hands before and after handling raw poultry, to clean all surfaces that have been in contact with raw poultry and to cook poultry to an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a refrigerator at a temperature of 40 degrees Fahrenheit or below, raw chicken can last one to two days. In a freezer set at 0 degrees Fahrenheit or below, raw chicken pieces can last up to nine months.Full Answer >
Eating raw chicken can cause food sickness from one of a variety of bacteria that can contaminate the meat. However, not all raw chicken carries the bacteria that makes people ill. Those who eat raw chicken accidentally are not guaranteed to get sick.Full Answer >
HowStuffWorks explains that food poisoning often occurs when a person eats spoiled food. Common symptoms of food poisoning are stomach pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and cramping.Full Answer >
Purchase 8 ounces of bone-in poultry per person (25 pounds), and 5 to 6 ounces of boneless chicken per person (15.65 to 18.75 pounds), to provide 4 to 5 ounces of cooked meat for each serving. These guidelines allow for bone-in and shrinkage losses when calculating cooked chicken needs.Full Answer >