Campylobacter in Chicken Survey Shows Lower Levels
Results are in from the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) second year survey into incidence of campylobacter on fresh shop-bought chickens.
The results for the first quarter July to September 2015 show:
- 15% of chickens tested positive for campylobacter within the highest band of contamination, down from 22% in same period 2014
- 76% of chickens tested positive for the presence of campylobacter, down from 83% in 2014.
- 0.3% of packaging tested positive at the highest band of contamination
- 6% of packaging tested positive for the presence of campylobacter, down from 8.8% in 2014
To see the full report visit: www.food.gov.uk/sites/default/files/campylobacter-retail-survey-jul-sept-2015.pdf
Date Published: December 1, 2015
Source article link: Food Standards Agency, UK
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