Wednesday, March 17, 2010

EU food safety agency says most raw chicken in Europe has bugs

The European Union's food safety agency says most chicken sold in Europe is infected with bacteria that can cause food poisoning if the meat is not cooked thoroughly.

In a report Wednesday, scientists said 76 per cent of chicken they tested at slaughterhouses in 2008 was infected with campylobacter and another 16 per cent had salmonella.

The agency says infection rates vary widely across Europe. All chickens it tested in Luxembourg showing positive for campylobacter. Only 4 per cent of Finnish chickens had the bacteria.

1 comment:

  1. The first thought that came: The Finns are so meticulous and clean in raising poultry that they take care enough to avoid it?? Just a theory based on the Finns I've known!