Retailers test for campylobacter

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Retailers test for campylobacter

By Rick Pendrous

Intertek is working with many UK retailers in a bid to help reduce campylobacter, the UK’s most common form of food poisoning. Around four in every five cases of campylobacter poisoning comes from contaminated chicken.

New EU legislation on campylobacter could be implemented this August: Jeremy Hall

War on campy to hot up as EU decision looms

By Noli Dinkovski

The war on campylobacter is set to ramp up after a leading industry figure warned that the EU was likely to legislate on safe levels in poultry as soon as August.

Chicken is getting safer as campylobacter interventions are working

Food industry ‘winning fight against campylobacter’

By Laurence Gibbons

The food industry is winning the fight against campylobacter – the most common cause of food poisoning – as the presence of campylobacter in supermarket chickens continues to fall, according to the latest data released by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Results released after survey of retail chicken from July to September

Morrisons has highest campylobacter levels amid overall dip: FSA

By Alice Foster

Morrisons has the highest levels of campylobacter in fresh chicken, while contamination in retail chicken has fallen overall, according to the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) latest assessment of Britain’s number one cause of food poisoning.

Tesco is progressing well in its bid to reduce campylobacter levels in its chicken

Tesco on track to meet campylobacter target

By Laurence Gibbons

Tesco is on track to meet its pledge to reduce the levels of the foodborne pathogen campylobacter in its fresh chicken, according to data released by the retailer.

Willgoss outlined M&S's campylobacter action plan

M&S boss tackles campylobacter

By Nicholas Robinson

Campylobacter has plagued poultry products in the UK for years, but Marks & Spencer’s director of food technology Paul Willgoss has a five-step plan to help tackle the bug, he tells Nicholas Robinson.

Morrisons claims significant cuts in the amount of highly contaminated chickens

Campylobacter is losing war, claim retailers

By Rod Addy

Retailers are gaining ground on campylobacter according to results that update the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) latest data, the grocery industry has claimed.

Campylobacter eradication must start at farm level, Dawkins urged

Faccenda’s steam tool cuts campylobacter by 80%

By Rod Addy

Faccenda Foods has achieved 80% campylobacter reductions in its whole chickens and plans to launch the first UK continuous production line application of SonoSteam, which enabled that, for Asda in June.

Improperly cooked chicken contaminated with campylobacter is the top cause of UK food poisoning

Asda hit hardest by latest campylobacter results

By Rod Addy

Retailers have again failed to reach targets for campylobacter contamination in fresh shop-bought chickens, with almost three quarters of samples in the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) latest survey results testing positive for the bug. 


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