State veterinary office investigating salmonella in poultry

11-02-2012

The State Veterinary Office is investigating a case of salmonella bacteria found in poultry. A random test conducted in several hypermarkets showed that all poultry products tested contained the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli in small measure, though in one case the product failed to meet the set EU norms. Inspectors say this was likely to have been as a result of inadequate transport or storage conditions. The health authorizes have warned consumers to make sure that their poultry is properly cooked which should completely destroy any salmonella bacteria it contains.