Fewer supermarket chickens have high levels of campylobacter bug
Fewer fresh chickens brought from supermarkets and other retailers are showing the highest levels of the potentially lethal bug campylobacter,
the UK’s food safety watchdog has said.
Fifteen percent of samples tested positive at this benchmark, down from 22% last year but still double the target agreed by the industry.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) tested 1,032 samples in July, August and September and found some presence of campylobacter in 76%,
compared with 83% of samples in the same period of 2014. It found that about 6% of packaging was contaminated.
Chicken contamination with campylobacter is the most common cause of food poisoning.
The bacteria can be killed through cooking but make about 280,000 people in the UK ill each year.
Thousands need hospital treatment and about 100 people a year die.
From this, we can tell food safety is very important.
Another thing that is often ignored by people is that, current nitrate consumption may exceed the recommended amount by up to 10 times,
which is suggested by researchers.
To this, the world’s first portable nitrate detector is created. It is called the Greentest
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