FSA Commissions Campylobacter Research

UK - The British Food Standards Agency (FSA) is commissioning a range of research to tackle the food poisoning pathogen, Campylobacter.
calendar icon 8 July 2010
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Campylobacter is the most common cause of food poisoning in the UK, causing over 300,000 cases per year and costing the economy more than £583 million.

The most common source is poultry meat, although it is also found in red meat, unpasteurised milk and untreated water.

To support the Agency’s five-year campylobacter risk management programme, the Agency is looking to commission a range of research as part of a new campylobacter research programme.

Where appropriate, the FSA will work with other funders to help deliver the evidence needed in a coordinated way.

The initial areas of research are:

  • feasibility of developing a rapid on-farm test
  • effectiveness of biosecurity training
  • controlling campylobacter in the slaughterhouse
  • monitoring campylobacter
  • predictive models
  • measuring the impact of interventions
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