BioCote microbiologist Richard Hastings said: "This is an important and innovative use of antimicrobial technology. Crates with BioCote protection harboured fewer bacteria and Campylobacter, which suggests they are less likely to pass bacteria from flock to flock."
Campylobacter is commonly found in the guts of chickens. Transportation crates used to carry chickens from farms to processing plants are known to get contaminated with Campylobacter and can cross-contaminate and infect unrelated flocks.
Anglia Autoflow sales director Barry Landymore added: "By using BioCote technology we hope to reduce the instance of Campylobacter on our crates, leading to cleaner, more hygienic and safer poultry transportation."