Almost three out of four fresh chickens sold in U.K. shops are contaminated with campylobacter, according to the latest results from a year-long survey by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).
Supermarkets and food producers in the United Kingdom have faced criticism after it emerged that more than seven in 10 fresh chickens on sale across the country are contaminated with campylobacter.
According to figures, campylobacter is still the most common cause of food poisoning, accounting for about 280,000 cases per year.
The U.S. FDA has ordered the suspension of the food facility registration of Delaware food manufacturer Roos Foods, which has been identified as the source of the recent listeria outbreak.
Regulators, processors, manufacturers and retailers in the United Kingdom have joined forces to reduce the cases of campylobacter contamination of raw poultry meat across the entire supply chain.