FSA Scotland revealed yesterday that the single largest source of campylobacter food poisoning in Scotland is… chicken!
(You can read more about campylobacter in my food hygiene series: Campylobacter jejuni)
The CaMPS (Campylobacter MLST (Multilocus Sequence Typing) Project in Scotland) research project compared campylobacter bacteria recovered from cases of human infection with those from a variety of food and other sources. It found that chicken sold in shops was the biggest culprit, but that cattle and sheep on farms were also potential sources of infection.
To find out more about this story – and download a copy of the report – visit the FSA website:
FSA: Understanding the sources of campylobacter infection in Scotland