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.
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).
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.
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.
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.