Note from the district council
Join the Chicken Challenge and halve campylobacter food poisoning
St Albans City and District Council is calling on people to follow simple hygiene rules when handling and cooking chicken to help halve campylobacter food poisoning.
It is backing a campaign by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to get people to take up the Chicken Challenge during Food Safety Week, 18-25 May.
The FSA wants to cut the number of campylobacter food poisoning cases in half by the end of 2015 by getting people to commit to hygiene standards.
A recent FSA poll found that 73% of people eat chicken every week in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The same poll revealed that almost three quarters (72%) of 16-24 year olds and half of those aged over 25 (52%) agreed that chicken was their favourite meat. Continue reading