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April 26th: Controlling Campylobacter in the Kitchen - Top Tips to Protect yourself from Campylobacter

People often think it is the last thing they ate that caused them to have food poisoning, but rarely consider that it may actually not have been the food they ate, but the food they prepared! Professor Lisa Ackerley (The hygiene Doctor) has recently made appearances on BBC programmes “The hygiene detectives” and “Rip off Britain” which has allowed her to raise concern and give advice about the importance of domestic food hygiene when handling chicken.  The latest research suggests that at least 59% of raw whole retail chickens are contaminated with Campylobacter, and whilst this is an improvement, it means that we need to still think that the chances of having a contaminated chicken at home is high.

As Campylobacter can cause illness if ingested in small numbers, this raises the stakes of kitchen hygiene and personal hygiene 

On the hygiene doctor website she has posted her “Top tips to prevent you from getting Campylobacter”.  Really good sound information compare with the rather incomplete guidance given by “The hygiene detectives”, you can find it at: http://www.thehygienedoctor.co.uk/controlling-campylobacter-in-the-kitchen/