Three of the UK’s leading supermarkets have launched emergency investigations into their chicken supplies after a Guardian investigation uncovered a catalogue of alleged hygiene failings in the poultry industry. Undercover footage, photographic evidence and information from whistleblowers has revealed how strict industry hygiene standards to prevent the contamination of chicken with the potentially deadly campylobacter bug can be flouted on the factory floor and on farms. Full story >>
Poultry [U] is birds such as chickens and ducks that are kept on farms in order to produce eggs and meat. Poultry is also the meat from such birds. • There is plenty of evidence that eating more poultry is good for your health.