The nine largest UK food retailers have published their latest Campylobacter results on contamination in UK-produced fresh whole chickens.
Across the retailers an average of 3.1% of chickens tested positive for the highest level of
Campylobacter contamination from October to December 2018. The full 2018 results on Campylobacter contamination levels from the retailers’ data can be found in the table below:
January – March 2018
|April – June 2018||July – September 2018||October – December 2018|
|cfu/g less than 10||59.1%||60.6%||58.8%||63.1%|
|cfu/g over 1000||3.8%||3.7%||3.5%||3.1%|
We would like to remind people in Scotland that the risk of getting ill from handling and eating chicken is low providing you follow our good hygiene and cooking tips.