1. Microbiology & Food Hygiene

Control of Campylobacter in poultry: development of a dissemination programme for lessons for farmers on the island of Ireland

Project Reference:

02-2008

Status:

Completed

Commencement Date:

April, 2008

Project Duration:

12 months

Abstract:

This study determined best practices for the control of Campylobacter on poultry farms, based on mining the data produced by the Northern Ireland Industrial Training and Development Unit study.

This was updated and combined with published studies to produce a concise list of current best practices which was then widely disseminated in the poultry farming community across the island of Ireland in order to assist in meeting the goal of Campylobacter-free broilers. Experiences in Iceland and Belgium have shown that this would assist in the reduction of Campylobacter food poisoning in the human population.

 

Principal Contractor(s):

Dr Robert Madden, Queen's University Belfast

Collaborator(s):

Single supplier

Outputs:

Report:

No published report

Peer review:

McMaster, S. and Madden, R.H. (2009). “Control of Campylobacter in poultry: Development of a dissemination programme for lessons for farmers on the island of Ireland”. Reducing the risk of infection Poultry World, 32