In the German food retail sector is contaminated more than every second chicken sample with a diarrhea-causing agents. This is clear from the response of the Federal government to a written question from the Green group leaders Anton Hofreiter, of the “Rheinische Post” quoted. Thus, 51.8 percent of the samples contained in the year 2017, the pathogens Campylobacter, while in 2011 were 31.6 percent.

Directly to the battle, the Federal office for consumer protection and food safety (BVL) have stations in the past year, even in the case of the 78.8 per cent of the broilers by the case of pathogens found, it said. According to the Robert Koch Institute, Campylobacter leads to 60,000 to 70,000 reported illnesses per year, which is unreported, according to the “Rheinische Post”. Especially children, the Elderly and Pregnant women are often affected.

Hofreiter demanded that the Federal government should provide stations for more Hygiene on the battle. The chief of the consumer protection office Bundesverband (vzbv), Klaus Müller, said: “the Crucial thing is that the slaughter houses are better controlled, and committed to improved hygiene measures.”

The German Association of food trade, pointed out that in the United States acceptable method to eliminate germs on the meat by chlorine, is not allowed in Europe. Poultry meat consumption would therefore given instructions.