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UN adopts new food hygiene standards for poultry

A UN food commission recently revised hygiene rules for eggs and egg products with the aim of preventing diseases. There are also plans to develop more guidelines for making bacterial contamination in chicken less frequent.

The Codex Alimentarius Commission, which sets food standards, will consider more guidelines on salmonella and campylobacter bacteria in poultry, according to a statement by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation and the World Health Organisation.
"Finding efficient ways of dealing with this problem, from farm to table, could result in the prevention of hundreds of thousands of food-borne disease cases every year," said the statement.
The commission made the decision at its annual meeting, held 2-7 July in Rome.
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