For the top nine retailers, 3.6 percent of fresh whole chickens tested from April to June 2019 had more than 1,000 colony forming units per gram (CFU/g) of Campylobacter.

The figure for the previous results from January to March 2019 was 3.5 percent, from October to December 2018 it was 3.1 percent and for July to September, it was 3.5 percent. It is slightly lower than the number in the April to June period last year when 3.7 percent of chickens were positive for the highest level of Campylobacter.

Credit: Alissa Eckert CDC

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