Risky Meat: A CSPI Field Guide
to Meat & Poultry Safety



Meat and poultry foods are a significant part of the average American diet. But they can also be linked to foodborne illnesses, ranging from inconvenient to deadly.

Consumers should know which of their favorite foods carry the greatest risks. To help protect you and your family, CSPI developed guides for each category of meat outlining precautionary steps, such as safer handling and more thorough cooking.

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Consumer Fact Sheets (PDF)


  • Poultry: Chicken & Turkey
  • Ground Beef
  • Steak, Other Beef
  • Barbecue
  • Deli Meat
  • Pork & Ham
  • Sausage



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