This followed the publication of this article in the Guardian, reporting on the shock findings of Food Standards Agency who have shown that 8 out of 10 fresh chickens bought from UK supermarkets this summer were contaminated with the food-poisoning bacteria campylobacter.
to our food being dangerously contaminated, it is the consumer who is supposed to take responsibility for ensuring they don't get poisoned. Advice regarding cooking and hygiene is all very well but why are we tolerating this situation in our food chain? High levels of campylobacter are not a given in poultry production, far from it.
The Government must ensure proper funding for investigations into these repeated food safety outbreaks and fines must be sufficient to act as a deterrent. Cuts to the FSA must be reversed so they can take a larger role in protecting our health. We must hold the producers to account but ultimately we need to change our system of food production.