Levels of AMR Campylobacter in retail chickens remain steady

05 February 2019

Article: 53/0504

The Year 3 results of a survey to identify the proportion of Campylobacter isolated from the UK retail chicken survey that were resistant to a range of antimicrobial agents (AMR), have been published by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

The survey tested a subset of the Campylobacter isolates (Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli strains) from Year 3 of the UK retail chicken survey for AMR. Analysis was carried out between August 2016 and July 2017, during which 585 Campylobacter isolates from samples of whole, UK-produced, fresh chickens were tested.

Source: FSA, 31 January 2019