Consumer focused review of the chicken food chain
Project Reference: CFR
safefood has undertaken a review of the chicken supply chain in 2005 and this was followed by an updated review in 2012 taking into account any changes that could have occurred since the original report was published. This review found that chicken is a key protein source for many consumers on the island of Ireland with eight out of ten adults now eating chicken every week.
Despite a consolidated effort by the industry and the authorities to address the problem of the bacteria naturally present in raw chicken, the advice to consumers remains that they must ensure that chicken is cooked and handled properly to avoid food borne illnesses.