Infectious Diseases 2019

Infectious Diseases 2019

UK: Major retailers publish Campylobacter results for April-June 2019

6 September, 2019

The top nine retailers across the UK have today published their latest testing results on campylobacter contamination in UK-produced fresh whole chickens (covering samples tested from April to June 2019). The latest figures show that on average, across the major retailers, 3.6% of chickens tested positive for the highest level of contamination. These are the chickens carrying more than 1,000 colony forming units per gram (cfu/g) of campylobacter.
The sampling and analyses are carried out in accordance with protocols laid down by the FSA and agreed by Industry.