Supermarkets in the UK have reported their Campylobacter in hen outcomes for the third quarter of 2022.
The Meals Requirements Company (FSA) most degree is not more than 7 p.c of birds with greater than 1,000 colony-forming items per gram (CFU/g) of Campylobacter.
Information from the retailers covers July to September 2022 on excessive findings of Campylobacter in contemporary, shop-bought, UK-produced chickens.
Tesco has stopped publishing information because it has modified the best way it screens Campylobacter in hen so findings will not be comparable with different retailers. Within the second quarter general, 3 p.c of 298 samples had been above 1,000 CFU/g.
Outcomes at Waitrose went up whereas Lidl, Morrisons, Asda, and Sainsbury’s recorded decrease ranges of contamination in contrast to the earlier quarter. Figures for Aldi and Co-op stayed the identical.
Campylobacter is the most typical reason behind bacterial meals poisoning within the UK and the dose wanted to make individuals sick will be as little as a number of hundred cells.
Marks and Spencer haven’t offered Meals Security Information with figures for the third quarter. The retailer had 1 p.c within the most class in April, 4 p.c in Could and three p.c in June from 376 chickens sampled.
Waitrose and Companions had 2 p.c testing optimistic for Campylobacter at ranges above 1,000 CFU/g in comparison with none within the earlier quarter.
No change or decline
Aldi’s outcomes stayed the identical because the previous quarter with 3.3 p.c of chickens sampled within the above 1,000 CFU/g class.
Co-op outcomes for the fourth quarter working confirmed no chickens had been contaminated at ranges better than 1,000 CFU/g.
Lidl recorded 2 p.c of birds within the highest class, which is down from 8 p.c within the earlier quarter.
Morrisons had 0.9 p.c of chickens on the high contaminated degree from 109 birds examined in comparison with almost 1.6 p.c from 101 samples within the second quarter of 2022.
Asda reported that 0.6 p.c examined optimistic for the very best degree of contamination within the newest quarter in comparison with 2.4 p.c within the prior three months.
Sainsbury’s Campylobacter outcomes for the third quarter of 2022 confirmed that 2 p.c of chickens had ranges above 1,000 cfu/g in comparison with 3 p.c up to now quarter.
(To enroll in a free subscription to Meals Security Information, click on right here.)