Supermarkets could still be selling contaminated poultry

Supermarkets are facing a redoubled threat about contaminated poultry.
They have to rush plans to tackle cases of bacteria campylobacter, the germ responsible for potentially fatal food poisoning usually associated with chicken.
They face being named and shamed by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) who will publish the contamination rates for poultry found in each of the major supermarket chains.
The FSA already published similar trends back in August, but it is expected that this round may have even worse results for the supermarkets.
This will greatly worry the big four, who are desperately holding onto their market share. As discount stores like Aldi and Lidl grow, they are taking the market away from, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Asda.
Any negative publicity about contaminated food could be worse news than usual at this time, as people are still being fluid about where they go to shop. It could push customers far enough away to move to stores like Aldi and Lidl, which would only compound the issues the big stores have in the market right now.
The bacteria thrive in the gut and faeces of birds and in close proximity to each other in farms or abattoirs, the germs can easily be spread. Apparently, there has been a new process developed that could help to kill this bacteria by flash freezing the surface of the meat, but supermarkets are allegedly resistant to the 4-5p per bird extra that this would cost them.
We will have to wait and see what the FSA deem worthy to publish, and see if the results are shocking enough to kick a market that is already down.