The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has today published the cumulative results from the first two quarters of its year-long survey of campylobacter on fresh chickens. Tackling campylobacter is the FSA’s number one food safety priority and it is spearheading a campaign to bring together the whole food chain to tackle the problem.
Food Standards Agency set to publish rates of campylobacter contamination for each supermarket brand’s poultry meat
The number of chickens contaminated with a potentially lethal food poisoning bug could be far higher than originally feared, sources have claimed.
DENMARK - The Danish pig industry is facing a fight as slaughter numbers are declining and more and more live pigs are being sent out of the country for finishing and slaughter.
Authorities in the southern Indian state of Kerala have ordered culling of about 150,000 ducks and chickens after lab tests found bird flu strains in dead poultry.
The fact that the majority of fresh chickens on sale in the UK are contaminated with a nasty food poisoning bug, campylobacter, has been known by the poultry industry, the leading retailers and the regulator for years – but not by the public.
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Exclusive: Former FSA chief Tim Smith understood to have warned Department of Health that revealing food poisoning contamination rates could provoke a food scare and damage the industry
Major British retailer Marks & Spencer has introduced a plan to take on the poultry industry’s longstanding problems with illnesses related to Campylobacter, a foodborne bacterium that causes diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain and fever.
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Leaked papers reveal options include using ‘non-vets’ to look for TB in cattle and getting farmers to check for salmonella
A new meat labelling scandal involving horsemeat is unfolding on the Continent, with a major Swiss meat supplier accused of selling horsemeat as beef along with a string of other labelling breaches.