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FSA releases first results from Campylobacter survey

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THE first set of quarterly results from a Food Standards Agency (FSA) survey of Campylobacter levels in retail chicken has shown that 59 per cent of the birds sampled tested positive for the bacterium. In 4 per cent of samples, Campylobacter was identified on the outside of the packaging.

The results published by the FSA on August 5 were the first from a 12-month survey that began in February. Over the course of the survey, 4000 samples of whole chickens bought from UK …

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