USDA tests show that 16.25 percent of broiler chickens were contaminated with Salmonella in 2005. In 2000, only 9.09 percent were contaminated. If the new standard had been in effect from 1998 to 2005, up to 22 plants which had failed to meet the Salmonella standard may have likely not been tested because they had less than 12 percent contamination in two previous testing periods, according to Food and Water Watch findings.
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