While I agree that media does cause hysteria because as the old saying goes, if it bleeds it leads, when determining what's on the front page. In the case of raw chicken and cases of food poisoning, I do see the point of the heightened awareness. Salmonella poisoning can be very dangerous and fatal to many , especially young ones and seniors who bodies just cannot take the beating these poisonings can give. My father ate at a restaurant in where he got a case of food poisoning. Was already diabetic and unfortunately accellerated his kidney damage and has been on dialysis ever since. With this in mind, always better to be safe than sorry.