Food Poisoning is a real issue and in a recent survey it was found that nearly two thirds of chicken sold in supermarkets carry the bug that causes most cases of food poisoning in Britain. It said 65.2 per cent of all fresh chicken sold in supermarkets across the country is contaminated with campylobacter.
Now the Food Standards Agency is calling on stores to reduce contamination levels.
An estimated 440,000 people fall ill and 80 die each year after becoming infected. However, the number of human cases has leapt by more than 40,000 compared to four years ago.
Cooking chicken properly is a real issue and vitally important if the numbers are to be reduced.
In its survey of 3,274 samples of chicken from major supermarkets, the FSA also found strains of the bug resistant to antibiotics had risen from 48 per cent in 2001 to 87 per cent last year.