Shocking new research shows that nearly three quarters of chickens are infected with the potentially lethal campylobacter food poisoning bug. And of the all the supermarkets tested Asda came out worst with 73% being infected.
The Food Standards Agency tested more than 4000 chickens in a range of supermarkets between February 2014 and March 2015. The executive director for the consumer magazine Which? commented that it was now urgent that retailers took serious steps to dealt with the campylobacter threat. To make matters worse for Asda one in three hundred Asda packs were also infected on the outside- so just picking them up could be dangerous.
How do I keep my family safe from food poisoning?
The simple steps are as follows:
- Never wash raw chicken- germs are spread by splashing
- Always cover raw chicken
- Thoroughly wash all utensils that come into contact with the raw chicken
- Cook the Chicken thoroughly- no pink meat and juices running clear.
Further information can be found at http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/09/11/three-quarters-of-chickens-still-carry-food-poisoning-bug/