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.
<p>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.
<p>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.
<p>Information will also be obtained from a scientific literature review which focuses on biosecurity against campylobacter.
Campylobacter is a major cause of food poisoning and can be present on a large proportion of chicken carcasses.
<p>Control at the farm level is a primary approach to reducing levels.
<p>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.
<p>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.
<p>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: firstname.lastname@example.org
<p>Find more about this project and other FSA food safety-related projects at the <a href="http://www.food.gov.uk/science/research/" target="_blank">Food Standards Agency Research webpage</a>.