Campylobacter levels in UK-produced chickens

25 September 2018

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On 13 September, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Food Standards Scotland (FSS) noted that the top nine retailers across the UK have published their latest testing results on Campylobacter contamination in UK-produced fresh whole chickens (covering samples tested from April to June 2018).

The latest figures show that 3.7% of chickens tested positive for the highest level of contamination, which are those carrying more than 1,000 colony forming units per gram (cfu/g) of Campylobacter. The figure testing positive for the previous set of results (Jan-March 2018) was 3.8%, while for the first publication (July-September 2017) it was 4.6%.

Source: FSS, 13 September 2018