Avoiding campylobacteriosis during the festive season

By Jennifer Bowden In Nutrition

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5th December, 2012
Do you wash chicken or other poultry before cooking it? If so, stop washing that chook right now, because the washing increases the risk of foodborne illness in your household. Chicken is a versatile, great-tasting and low-fat protein source and our most popular meat. Yet poultry meat – along with unpasteurised milk and untreated drinking water – is a leading source of illness associated with campylobacter. Campylobacteriosis, caused by campylobacter bacteria, is our most common bacterial foodborne illness. Until recently, New Zealand was the campylobacteriosis capital of the world. ...

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