“It beggars belief that nearly three-quarters of chickens on sale in supermarkets are still infected” – Which? response to the FSA latest data on campylobacter levels in supermarket chicken.

Which? executive director, Richard Lloyd said:

“It beggars belief that nearly three-quarters of chickens on sale in supermarkets are still infected with this potentially deadly bug and that no retailers have met the FSA’s target.

“It’s encouraging that all supermarkets other than Sainsbury’s are publicly committed to tackling this bug, but we must now see this commitment turned into urgent action that makes chicken safe.”

Notes to editors:

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

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

– 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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