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6 October 2015| United Kingdom

Supermarket chicken price war 'putting health at risk'

Families are being put at risk because a 'price war' is stopping supermarkets paying for a precaution to reduce the threat of food poisoning from chicken, it is claimed.

A government adviser and food safety expert says farms could reduce the risk of chicken becoming contaminated with campylobacter if they stop a process known as 'thinning'.

However, he says supermarkets are not willing to pay the price of doing this, which would be around 10p per bird, with the result there is a greater risk to customers.

Full Story: Daily Mail