Research – Campylobacter Retailer Survey

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Lidl has reported Campylobacter in chicken levels above the FSA’s target for the second quarter of 2022.

The supermarket chain recorded 8 percent of birds in the highest category which is up from 2 percent in the previous quarter and 6 percent in the period before that.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) maximum level is 7 percent of birds with more than 1,000 colony forming units per gram (CFU/g) of Campylobacter.

Data from all nine retailers covers April to June 2022 on high findings of Campylobacter in fresh, shop-bought, UK-produced chickens.

Results at Lidl and Asda went up while Sainsbury’s, Marks and Spencer, Morrisons, Waitrose and Aldi recorded lower levels of contamination compared to the previous quarter. Figures for Tesco and Co-op stayed the same.

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