“The stark fact is that three out of four supermarket chickens people buy could be infected with a potentially fatal bacteria” – Which? response to Food Standards Agency campylobacter report released today.

Which? executive director, Richard Lloyd said:

“The stark fact is that three out of four supermarket chickens people buy could be infected with a potentially fatal bacteria. It goes without saying that retailers, the industry and the FSA must continue with their efforts to crack down on campylobacter.
 
“It’s encouraging that some supermarkets are making headway in tackling this bug, but we must now see all retailers take urgent action to meet FSA targets and make chicken safe.”
 
Notes to editors:

1. Nearly 35,000 people have signed up to our ‘Make Chicken Safe’ campaign

2. Tesco, Marks & Spencer (M&S), Waitrose, Co-operative, Aldi, Lidl, Iceland and Asda have all published their plans to tackle campylobacter.

3. As part of our campaign we wrote an open letter  to Asda, Co-operative, M&S, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose calling on them to make publicly available plans on how they will tackle campylobacter, with clear timescales for action

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