Sainsburys to kill harmful bacteria

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UK supermarket giant Sainsbury'sannounced this week a new method to kill
bacteria on raw chicken....

UK supermarket giant Sainsbury's​announced this week a new method to kill bacteria on raw chicken. The move comes after consumer research magazine 'Which?' last week found more than one in five chicken products sold in Sainsbury's were contaminated with the bacteria, which can cause headaches and dizziness. Sainsbury's claim the new system, whereby chickens are washed in hot water, will reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter by 95%, without destroying the taste of the meat. They hope this will rise to a 99% reduction once the process has been fully developed. A complete elimination of bacteria can only be achieved through cooking. Alec Kyriakides, Sainsbury's chief microbiologist said, " The key to killing the bacteria without cooking was to make sure the chicken was washed in the correct temperature of water for a specific length of time."​ Sainsbury's will carry out customer trials before the product goes on sale.

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