“Unacceptable that we’re still seeing such high and rising levels of campylobacter”- Which? response to the FSA’s retail survey on levels of campylobacter on chicken

In response to the Food Standards Agency’s retail survey on levels of campylobacter on chicken Which? executive director, Richard Lloyd, said:

“It’s unacceptable that we’re still seeing such high and rising levels of campylobacter in chicken. While four major supermarkets have made their action plans public, the remaining three have yet to say how they’re planning to tackle this bug.

“People need reassurance that supermarkets are doing everything they can to make chicken safe. The remaining retailers must publish their plans and commit to action now before consumer​s lose confidence​ in them.”

Notes to editors:

  1. Nearly 30,000 have signed up to our ‘Make Chicken Safe‘ campaign
  2. As part of our campaign we wrote an open letter to Asda, Co-op, 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. To date Co-op, M&S, Tesco and Waitrose have published their plans to tackle campylobacter.

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