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Foodborne diseases
Final report from the FSA's year-long Campylobacter survey

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THE Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published the final report of its year-long survey looking at Campylobacter levels on UK fresh shop-bought chickens. The report is an analysis of the data from the survey, which was carried out between February 2014 and March 2015, and contains data from the results for all the retailers involved, including comparisons between different-sized birds.

More than 4000 samples were tested during the survey. The results, which were published on a quarterly basis throughout the year (see, for example, VR, June 20, 2015, vol 176, p 639), showed that 73 per cent of chickens tested positive for the presence of Campylobacter, with 19 per …

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