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Probiotic Bacteria With Anti-campylobacter Activity


This research project is a systematic literature review to identify naturally occurring bacteria in the gut flora of chickens that have a protective effect against colonisation by campylobacter species.

<p>The approaches consist of:<ul>

<li>systematically reviewing what is known about mechanism of action of competitive exclusion and how defined bacterial cultures interact with existing chicken gut flora
<li>identifying and characterising potential probiotic bacterial strains and products and studying the effect on intestinal microbial activity and campylobacter species

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A possible approach to controlling campylobacter colonisation in free range and organic birds is the use of probiotic feed additives containing naturally occurring bacteria present in the chicken gut.

<p>A systematic literature review will collate available information on 'competitive exclusion' and probiotic organisms, that is, those that compete with campylobacter for nutrients and available niches in the chicken gut.

<p>Find more about this project and other FSA food safety-related projects at the <a href="; target="_blank">Food Standards Agency Research webpage</a>.

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