Bacteria linked to poultry and milk causing food poisoning

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — A bacteria linked to raw milk and poultry is causing more cases of food poisoning.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Campylobacter cases jumped 14 percent over the last five years.

Federal health officials say overall food poisoning cases from most other bugs, including salmonella and E. coli have remained the same.

On the plus side, community gardens may encourage people to eat more vegetables and keep their weight down.

New research from the University of Utah shows that people who participate in community gardening are less likely to be overweight or obese compared to those who don’t garden.

Copyright 2013 WIAT-TV CBS 42

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