Figures released in Denmark to cover food monitoring in calendar year 2008 show that there is little salmonella in Danish poultry, say local reports.

The data comes from a new report from Denmark's national food agency on the findings of salmonella and campylobacter in both locally produced and imported meat in 2008. The level of salmonella in Danish poultry meat is reported to have been only 0.3%.

Such a low level demonstrates that Denmark fully meets the requirements for achieving special status in the European Union for salmonella in broilers, said Danish food minister Eva Kjaer Hansen.