You might want to rethink that chicken dinner this week and opt for something else instead – Metroxpress reports that Danish food brand Løgismose will be pulling a batch of chicken infected with a disease-causing bacteria known as Campylobacter off grocery shelves.
Dangerous levels of the pathogen have been detected in chicken labelled ‘Princip Kylling’ and ‘Løgismose Kylling’ with an expiry date of 22 February 2016. Packets labelled ‘Løgismose Kyllingelår og Kyllingebryst’ and stamped with an expiry date of 23 February 2016 have also been contaminated. The chicken is being sold at Netto and other supermarkets.
Steen Olsen, the chief operating officer at Løgismose, said that while the situation is regrettable, it unfortunately happens sometimes as Løgismose‘s chickens are all free-range.
“Unfortunately, this is what happens sometimes. In contrast to other brands, our chickens are let out in the open. This means that they sometimes eat insects that are to blame for the campylobacter bacteria,” he said.
Chicken infected with Campylobacter can cause diarrhoea, nausea, stomach pain, vomiting and fever if it is not cooked thoroughly or if it comes into contact with other food while it is still raw.
If you’ve purchased a packet of chicken that has been infected, discard it or return it to the supermarket.
You might also want to refrain from buying the ‘skinkeculotte med ramsløg og tomat’ from the brand Vilstrupgaard sold at Lidl. Fødevarestyrelsen has just confirmed that the slaughterhouse that processes the ham, Tican, is withdrawing it because of a salmonella contamination.