Poultry Meat: Food Poisoning

Health written question – answered on 5th September 2013.

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Photo of Zac Goldsmith Zac Goldsmith Conservative, Richmond Park

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of retailed chickens tested positive for (a) campylobacter and (b) salmonella in the most recent survey of chicken on retail sale by the Food Standards Agency.

Photo of Anna Soubry Anna Soubry The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The Food Standards Agency published the report of a United Kingdom survey of Campylobacter and Salmonella contamination of fresh chicken at retail (B18025) in October 2009.

The prevalence of Campylobacterin chicken at retail in the UK was 65.2% and Salmonella prevalence in chicken at retail remained low at 6.6%.

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