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FSA welcomes retailers' efforts to reduce Campylobacter on chickens

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THE Food Standards Agency (FSA) has welcomed the publication by four supermarkets of case studies showing the positive impact of their recently introduced measures to reduce the incidence of Campylobacter on raw whole chickens.

The FSA reported on May 28 that data released by Marks & Spencer, Morrisons, the Co-op and Waitrose demonstrated ‘significant decreases’ in Campylobacter levels. Steve Wearne, the FSA's director of policy, commented: ‘I am absolutely delighted to see the really encouraging results from these four supermarkets and their suppliers. They are making a real difference to public health, helping to cut down on the estimated 280,000 people who get ill from Campylobacter each year.

‘As we have always …

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