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It's possible to eliminate salmonella in chicken. Just look at Sweden, The Times editorial board wrote. Yet, we recently had another outbreak of the bacteria, sending a number of people to the hospital. Argued the editorial board:
"For too long in the United States, the agriculture industry has successfully pushed and prodded Congress and regulatory agencies into accepting practices that are literally sickening to the public. At minimum, we could begin to improve food safety by declaring salmonella an adulterant so that the USDA and agricultural operations are compelled to recall infected products."