The United Kingdom’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) Monday criticized British supermarkets for not wanting to be named in the results of its Campylobacter testing program, set to be released this this week. The second round of findings, due out on Wednesday, will reveal which stores had the highest and lowest number of positive tests for Campylobacter, according to FSA. In February of this year, FSA began testing samples from fresh, whole store-bought chickens for Campylobacter, the leading cause of foodborne illness in the UK, sickening 280,000 or more people each year. In August, the agency published its first-quarter results, which showed that 59 percent of the 853 birds tested were carrying Campylobacter. A further four percent of packaging tested positive for the bacteria. The agency has said that the second-quarter results, set to be revealed Wednesday, will include the names of supermarkets where the bacteria was found, from highest concentration to lowest, information that was not included in the first round. The British Retail Consortium (BRC), has fought back, calling FSA’s plan a ‘name and shame’ approach. BRC has also accused the agency of not having enough data to get an accurate picture of where Campylobacter was most prevalent. FSA chastised the industry Monday in the agenda for its November 5 board meeting. “It is disappointing that the British Retail Consortium, which speaks on behalf of retailers, has written to us again pressing us not to release the results of the retail survey and seeking to call into question the validity of the sampling plan, which they were consulted about before the survey commenced,” reads item number 2.5 on the agency’s list of issues to discuss. The agency says its sample size is now big enough to give an accurate picture of the Campylobacter problem among the UK’s fresh chickens. “We published details about levels of campylobacter found in shop-bought chickens earlier this year, but chose not to name retailers because the data was not robust enough,” said Steve Warn, FSA policy director, in a September statement. “Since then, double the number of samples have been collected, which better reflects the situation across the country.” FSA’s Campylobacter Campaign, set to go through February 2015 and ultimately include samples of 4,000 raw chickens from large retailers and independent butchers, is at the top of the agenda for Wednesday’s agency board meeting.