FSA publish Campylobacter survey results

The Food Standards Agency today published the first set of quarterly results from a new survey of Campylobacter on fresh shop-bought chickens.

The results show 59% of birds tested positive for the presence of Campylobacter. In 4% of samples Campylobacter was identified on the outside of the packaging. 

You can read the full FSA report here. 

Campylobacter is killed by thorough cooking, however, it is the most common form of food poisoning in the UK, affecting an estimated 280,000 people a year. The majority of these cases come from contaminated poultry. 

Catherine Brown, FSA Chief Executive, said: “There is still a lot more to be done by all elements of the supply chain to ensure that consumers can be confident in the food they buy.” 

Biomaster treated products have been proven to reduce the growth of Campylobacter on their surface by up to 99.99%. 

Addmaster (UK) Ltd has worked with LINPAC Packaging to create a technically-advanced range of tray and lidding film solutions which incorporate Biomaster additives to create a range of packaging which is safe, effective and at minimal cost to customers. 

To find out more about LINPAC antimicrobial meat packaging see www.linpacpackaging.com

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