10 Ways to Get Salmonella Poisoning: Tainted Eggs Aren't the Only Threat

Campylobacter is a bacterial pathogen that causes fever, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. It is the most commonly identified bacterial cause of diarrheal illness in the world. These bacteria live in the intestines of healthy birds, and most raw poultry meat has Campylobacter on it. Eating undercooked chicken, or other food that has been contaminated with juices dripping from raw chicken is the most frequent source of this infection. iStockphoto

Germy cutting boards are just one thing that can lead to salmonella poisoning. (iStockphoto)

(CBS) If the thought of encountering a salmonella-tainted egg doesn't have you feeling chicken about now, maybe that's because you haven't heard the news: a second Iowa egg producer has recalled an unspecified number of eggs over salmonella fears, meaning the already-enormous egg recall is getting even bigger.

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In the latest development, Hillandale Farms is recalling eggs distributed in Arkansas, California, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin.

The eggs are distributed under the brand names Hillandale Farms, Sunny Farms, and Sunny Meadow.

Of course, eating contaminated eggs is just one way people catch salmonella poisoning, a potentially lethal bacterial illness. There are several others.

See 10 things that can cause salmonella poisoning.

  • David W Freeman

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