Supermarket Chickens Cause Campylobacter Food Poisoning

Food Standard Agency Report Shows Risk of Food Poisoning from Supermarket Chickens

The Asda Supermarket Chain came off worse in a recent Food Standard Agency (FSA) Report which showed that almost 1 in 3 of its roasting birds were at risk of potentially deadly food poisoning. The FSA decided to publish its report to try and get all supermarkets to alter their procedures to make them safer. As many as 280,000 people fall ill with Campylobacter poisoning every year and out of those approximately 100 will die.

How To Protect Yourself From Campylobacter Food Poisoning?

The FSA said that chicken should be kept covered and at the bottom shelf of the fridge. Another common problem is consumers washing raw chicken which can spread the infection around the kitchen by splashing unless washed thoroughly.

What Are Supermarkets Doing?

All supermarkets say they are rigorously checking their supply chains for problems – but as the scale of the problem is now clear more urgent attention to his is vital to avoid the present level of food poisoning.

The full report can be found at this link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3229334/Three-quarters-fresh-supermarket-chickens-carry-deadly-food-poisoning-bug-Asda-worst-offender.html

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