Chicken infected with a dangerous campylobacter
About two thirds of the chicken sold in the UK are infected with campylobacter, which is the most common cause of food poisoning among the British. It was discovered by The Guardian who discovered numerous hygiene deficiencies in the chicken industry after which supermarkets launched an emergency investigation. Campylobacter, although killed through cooking can infects about 280,000 Britons, with more than a hundred of them dying from the consequences of infection. Symptoms of infection are diarrhea, fever, abdominal cramps and vomiting. And causes an annual loss of economy of around 900 million pounds. Data show that in 2003 as much as 56 percent of chicken in the UK have been infected, and in just five years, this number increased to 65 percent.
According to the British Daily Mail, the chicken, which in itself has dangerous bacteria was found in six out of ten British supermarket chains. The survey was conducted on 853 pieces of chicken sold between February and April. Research seriously charges supermarket chains, farmers and processors for knowingly endangering the health of consumers, but the Food Inspection Agency refused to give the names of stores where they found the problem due to the influence of manufacturers and large retail chains. The government has apparently decided to put profits above the interests of public health while retailers, manufacturers and agencies have not fulfilled the promise given in 2009 when he spent the last lot of research about the impact of campylobacter.
The Guardian revealed hygiene deficiencies at two of the largest processors of British poultry, 2 Sisters Food Group and Faccenda. Secret footage and photos revealed that workers returned meat to the production line that had fallen to the floor, three days they did not clean the warm water container for washing poultry, which means that about 250,000 chickens have passed through dirty water. It was also revealed that their factory was flooded with chicken innards. Manufacturer Faccenda was also the target of the charge of spreading the deadly campylobacter, but the company continues to dismiss all charges.