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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

     
Tags: Campylobacter

Date Published: December 1, 2015

Source article link: Food Standards Agency, UK
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