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1st December 2015  Content supplied by: Food Standards Agency, UK

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


    

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Date Published: 1st December 2015

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