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FSA decides to anonymise quarterly Campylobacter survey results

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THE board of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has decided that it will not publish in full the quarterly results of its testing for Campylobacter levels in retail chicken.

In February this year, the FSA began a major survey of Campylobacter on UK-produced chicken at retail. The survey involves testing approximately 4000 samples of whole, fresh chickens over a 12-month period. All major retailers are included, as are some local convenience stores and butchers. The information collected includes where the chicken was bought, which abattoir processed it, the category of bird (standard, free-range or organic) and its use by date. The level of Campylobacter on the carcase and on …

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