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An update on Campylobacter

An update on Campylobacter

safefood Knowledge Network will host a free workshop with an update of the latest research on Campylobacter.

Time: 11am to 12.30 pm

A webinar presented by Dr Declan Bolton, Teagasc and Dr Frieda Jorgensen, Senior food microbiologist, UK Health Security Agency.

Dr Declan Bolton will discussed the issues of Campylobacter in broilers, the risk factors for Campylobacter on broiler farms and control concepts with special focus on improved biosecurity, based on the most up to date studies reported in the scientific literature. This should serve as a basis for informed discussion with the principal objective of informing key stakeholders and further progressing the reductions in Campylobacter prevalence achieved on Irish broiler farms in the last few years.

Dr Frieda Jorgensen discussed on Campylobacter being the most common cause of bacterial gastroenteritis in the developed world. In England surveillance in 2020 showed a differential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on laboratory reporting of Campylobacter compared to norovirus in England. The on-going monitoring of Campylobacter levels in retail chicken has suggested a reduced risk from this source but the case rates in England continue to cause concern. This was presented and discussed in the context of recent attribution analysis.

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