Six Cases of Campylobacteriosis Linked to Chicken Liver

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This Food Safety Infosheet describes an outbreak of campylobacteriosis, the most common bacterial foodborne illness, in chicken livers in 2014.


  • At least 6 people who consumed raw or undercooked chicken livers, mostly chicken liver pâté have been infected with Campylobacter in Washington and Oregon.
  • A recent study found that about 77% of raw chicken livers are contaminated with Campylobacter.
  • Multiple outbreaks of Campylobacter infections linked to chicken livers have been reported in the United Kingdom and Australia.

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