Major retailers publish Campylobacter results for January-March 2019

18 June 2019

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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 January to March 2019.

The latest figures show that across the major retailers, an average of 3.5% 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 results come from retailers Aldi, Asda, Co-op, Lidl, Marks and Spencer, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose.

Source: FSA, 13 June 2019