Poultry meat to keep for years to the Hit in the German house. More than twelve kilograms of white, low-fat meat, eating every German according to the online portal fleischwirtschaft.de in the year 2017. And the trend is rising. In contrast to beef and pork poultry is popular with the German namely becoming more and more popular.
51.8 percent of the chicken loaded
For Green party leader, Anton Hofreiter reason enough to let the quality of chicken meat in a little more detail under the scientific microscope. On his written request, he has now received the response from the Federal government, from the “Rheinische Post” reported. Accordingly, the proportion of the diarrhea pathogen Campylobacter-infested fresh meat samples between 2011 and 2017, rising from 31.6 to 51.8 percent.
Hofreiter calls for action: “The Federal government must ensure the Hygiene of the slaughterhouses,” he told the newspaper. Directly to the slaughterhouses, the inspection found your by the Federal office for consumer protection and food safety (BVL), even much higher loads. Thus, almost eight out of every ten fattening were there chicken is infected with Campylobacter.
Hofreiter: “limits need to be improved”
The Federal government should work in Brussels to ensure that the limits for the germ load will be significantly improved, requires Hofreiter. For Klaus Müller, chief of the consumer center Federal Association (VZBV) is first of all something else crucial. “The slaughter houses need to be better and committed to improved hygiene measures for controlled”, he demands. According to the Robert Koch Institute Campylobacter-pathogen annually to 60,000 to 70,000 reported illnesses. The number of unreported cases is much higher. The most frequently children, the elderly and Pregnant women are affected.
In the US, attempts to eliminate the germs on poultry meat with chlorine. This method is not allowed in Europe. The Federal Association of the food trade. Instead, consumers in Europe, consumption instructions on the packaging.
So you protect yourself against Campylobacter