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Current Status of, and Future Developments For, Campylobacter Biosecurity at the Broiler Farm

Institutions
Veterinary Laboratories Agency, UK
Start date
2002
End date
2002
Objective
This review aims to obtain information on biosecurity measures for campylobacter at broiler farms Information will be obtained from a range of different sources both in the UK and overseas.

Nine companies, representing a cross-section of the UK poultry meat production and slaughter industries, will be interviewed and the information collected by completion of a standard questionnaire.

Issues relating to campylobacter biosecurity at the broiler farm will be gathered from a range of sources including experts in ADAS Consultancy, Veterinary Laboratories Agency, the University of Bristol and key stakeholders in the poultry industry.

Information will also be obtained from a scientific literature review which focuses on biosecurity against campylobacter.

More information
Campylobacter is a major cause of food poisoning and can be present on a large proportion of chicken carcasses.

Control at the farm level is a primary approach to reducing levels.

For food poisoning organisms, like salmonella, stricter flock biosecurity has proved a successful strategy to reduce carcass contamination but to date such an approach has not been so successful for campylobacter and the reasons for this are unclear.

This review is needed to obtain information on biosecurity measures for campylobacter, including an assessment of the practicality and cost-effectiveness of current biosecurity measures and a comparison of such practices with other countries.

Final report is available from the FSA Library and Information centre.

To obtain a copy, please contact the Enquiry Desk, Dr Elsie Widdowson Library and Information Services, Food Standards Agency tel: 020 7276 8181/8182 or by email: library&info@foodstandards.gsi.gov.uk

Find more about this project and other FSA food safety-related projects at the Food Standards Agency Research webpage.

Funding Source
Food Standards Agency
Project number
ZB00030
Categories
Bacterial Pathogens
Campylobacter
Food Defense and Integrity
Salmonella
Commodities
Meat, Poultry, Game