You can kill the deadly bacteria if you freeze the chicken, because the freezing process kills up to 90 percent of campylobacter cells.
Otherwise, campylobacter cause stomach problems, vomiting and diarrhea and can be fatal.
You should freeze and consume after defrosting chicken, if you want to avoid food poisoning.Namely six out of ten chickens from the supermarket contain potentially deadly bacteria, which is the reason why half a million people are infected every year in UK, and hundreds of casualties and death due to vomiting and stomach problems.
Although it was known for decades that campylobacter found on poultry farms, nothing was done about it. Therefore, health officials are warning consumers to prevent themselves of infection, though, and traders should take responsibility for their products.
For most food poisoning the reason is the juice of uncooked chicken. Scientist warn that they provide the bacteria responsible for poisoning, the perfect environment in which they can multiply.
You should be careful and wash chickens before preparation. As well it is not recommended because it can increase the risk of infection with campylobacter, as bacteria can spread to the hands during washing.
However, if the infection occurs, symptoms usually develop within two to five days after eating contaminated meat.
Most people successfully recover in a few days, but in some cases the infection can cause irritable bowel syndrome, reactive arthritis, which may lead to miscarriage. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, such as cancer patients, may in turn be fatal.
Doctor Frieda Jorgensen points out that traders should increase pressure on poultry farmers to improve conditions on farms, while scientist say they are doing everything to find innovations that will reduce the occurrence of Campylobacter.