Food poisoning scandal: How chicken spreads campylobacter. The dirty secret of the UK’s poultry industry

can’t eat fish cause of overcrowded diseased farmed fish, can’t eat beef cause of mad cow disease, can’t eat chicken cause of this, are they doing this purposely to force us all into being vegetarians?

2012 The Awakening

• Two-thirds of fresh retail chicken in UK contaminated with campylobacter
• Guardian findings prompt investigations at three major supermarkets
• Government shelves plans to name and shame suppliers

Felicity Lawrence, Andrew Wasley and Radu Ciorniciuc

Wednesday 23 July 2014

Sick chicken: what you need to know and what the government won’t tell you – video

Three of the UK’s leading supermarkets have launched emergency investigations into their chicken supplies after a Guardian investigation uncovered a catalogue of alleged hygiene failings in the poultry industry.

Undercover footage, photographic evidence and information from whistleblowers has revealed how strict industry hygiene standards to prevent the contamination of chicken with the potentially deadly campylobacter bug can be flouted on the factory floor and on farms.

Specific incidents identified in the last month include a factory floor flooded with chickens guts in which the bacteria can flourish, carcasses coming into contact with workers’ boots…

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