Infectious Diseases 2009

Infectious Diseases 2009

Chicken survey finds two-thirds harbour salmonella, campylobacter

1 December, 2009

Chicken survey finds two-thirds harbour Salmonella or Campylobacter.
Consumer Reports assessed 382 chickens from 100 stores in its regular survey of chicken safety and found campylobacter in 62 per cent, salmonella in 14 per cent, and both bacteria in 14 per cent.
Consumer Reports found one major brand, Perdue’s, which fared significantly better than others. It said 56 per cent of the chickens were free of salmonella and campylobacter. This compared with 20 per cent in the two poorest performing brands, Tyson and Foster Farms.