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Worst supermarkets for campylobacter contaminated chickens named by FSA

Contamination of fresh shop-bought chickens has risen significantly new figures released by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) show.

The FSA has also named individual retailers for the first time, showing Asda to have the highest number of chickens contaminated with campylobacter and Tesco the least.

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Chicken contamination is 'damning indictment of supermarkets'

Consumer group Which? said supermarket bosses should "hang their heads in shame" after the level of campylobacter contaminated chickens was revealed by the FSA.

These results are a damning indictment of supermarkets and consumers will be rightly shocked at the failure of trusted household brands to stem the tide of increasingly high levels of campylobacter.

It's now vital that the industry cleans up its act and works hard to restore consumer confidence. We want to see supermarkets not only publishing effective plans that tackle these scandalously high levels but also demonstrate they're taking real action to make chicken safe.

– Richard Lloyd, Which? executive director

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