Publication of Year 4 campylobacter retail chicken survey

20 August 2019

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The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published the Year 4 report for the UK retail chicken survey which took place between August 2017 and July 2018. Samples were collected every quarter, but after the first quarter only minor retailers were tested. The UK’s top nine retailers have carried out their own sampling since September 2017.

The report found that high level Campylobacter contamination in UK chickens has decreased considerably, but remains high in smaller retailers, independents and butchers.

Source: FSA, 13 August 2019