About 4 in 5 cases of campylobacter food poisoning in the UK come from contaminated poultry
Campylobacter poisoning usually develops a few days after eating contaminated food and leads to symptoms that include abdominal pain, severe diarrhoea and, sometimes, vomiting. It can affect you forever, sparking off irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), reactive arthritis and, in rare cases, Guillain-Barré syndrome – a serious condition of the nervous system. At its worst, it can kill.
We want to halve the levels of food poisoning from campylobacter by the end of 2015. It could mean that over a hundred thousand fewer people get sick next year and that's got to be good news!