Wash May Be Answer To Contaminated Chicken

NEW ZEALAND - The Food Safety Authority says decontamination washes may be the answer to the high incidence of the bug campylobacter in chicken.

An Otago University study says New Zealand has the world's highest reported human infection rates from the bacteria.

The researchers have called for a ban on sales of fresh chicken.

But the authority's principal microbiologist, Roger Cook, says a wash of chlorine and salt could rid poultry of campylobacter.

Dr Cook says the wash is used overseas and appears to deal with other bugs, although there is a problem with discoloration of the meat.

Source: Newswire.co.nz
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