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Poultry Meat Scholarship Awarded to British Poultry Council Member

24 October 2013

UK - The British Poultry Council (BPC) has announced that BPC member Werner Strydom was awarded the prestigious Nuffield Farming Poultry Meat Scholarship for 2014.

Mr Strydom, Regional Broiler Manager for 2Agriculture, will focus on "How can we reduce Campylobacter in the UK food chain?"

The Nuffield Poultry Meat Scholarship is kindly sponsored by Aviagen, Cobb and Hubbard. Harry Irwin, of Free Range Chicken Ltd was instrumental in setting up the Poultry Meat Scholarship and it was to be a biannual award.

The first Scholarship was awarded to Claire Bragg in 2013 to study "How does the broiler industry need to change to feed an increasing population?"

The Nuffield Board viewed Werner Strydom as an excellent potential Nuffield Scholar and the broiler genetics companies viewed Mr Strydom's topic to study how to reduce Campylobacter in the UK food chain as so important they made an exceptional award for next year, rather than in 2015.

A Nuffield Scholarship to study Campylobacter represents a huge opportunity for the UK to lead the way in developing measures to successfully reduce Campylobacter in UK products to ensure that British consumers continue to trust our industry.

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