Campylobacter contamination triggers call for leak proof packaging

The Food Safety Authority Ireland (FSAI) made the call in the wake of the publication of a Europe-wide survey which found around 80 per cent of chicken carcasses on the market are contaminated with Campylobacter. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) described the finding as “alarming” – and said the research confirmed poultry was a major vehicle in the transmission to humans of the foodborne disease.


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