Acting on Campylobacter Together

Campylobacter is the most common cause of food poisoning in the UK. You can’t see it, smell it or even taste it on food, but if it affects you, you won’t forget it. A common cause of campylobacter poisoning is cross-contamination from raw poultry. We’re working with the industry to tackle levels of campylobacter in poultry, but there are simple things you can do to stay safe.

Don't wash raw chicken, cook it properly and enjoy it safely.

Acting on Campylobacter Together

Acting on Campylobacter Together

About the campaign

We are leading the campaign to bring together the whole food chain to tackle campylobacter, from farm to fork. Find out more at www.food.gov.uk/actnow

 

 

At home: don't wash raw chicken

Don't wash raw chicken

About the campaign

It might seem like the right thing to do, but washing raw chicken can spread harmful bacteria like campylobacter to your clothes and your kitchen – many people don’t know or don’t follow that advice. So, we're saying: 'Don't wash raw chicken.'

Find out more at www.food.gov.uk/chicken and spread the word – not the germs.