Public Health England (PHE) has said any initiative that helps reduce Campylobacter infections is welcomed after a UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) survey found 70% of chickens sold in UK supermarkets tested positive for the bug.
Campylobacter is smarter than scientists thought as it is able to alter its “swimming behaviour” inside human bodies to find food, according to new research by scientists at the Institute of Food Research (IFR).
Apple-based edible films containing carvacrol and cinnamaldehyde were each found to restrict the growth of the increasingly multidrug resistant Campylobacter jejuni strains on fresh chicken, said new research.
The adoption of more modified atmosphere and leak-proof packaging by retailers, as well lobbying for the use of antimicrobial washes could help cut campylobacter in UK chicken, an international summit concluded.
Campylobacter respond to the stressful environments by rapidly forming a slimy microfilm that sheds cells into the foods, scientists have observed, a finding that could help develop new antimicrobial approaches.
New methods need to be develop to prevent Campylobacter in
transport coopsand during carcass defeathering, critical points at
which contamination ofbroilers and broiler carcasses occurs,
according to new research.
Proteins called bacteriocins, produced by bacteria, can reduce
Campylobacter and Salmonella pathogens to very low levels in
chicken intestines, helping to reduce human exposure to
food-borneinfections, according to scientists at the...
The poultry industry's use of antibiotics promotes antibiotic
resistance among the foodborne bacteria that infect humans,
including the bacterium Campylobacter, according to a study by
researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg...
Oxoid, a leading manufacturer of microbiologicalculture media and
diagnostic tests, says it will participate in CAMPYCHECK, a
shared-cost three year project within the EU Fifth Framework
'Quality of Life and Management of Living...
A comprehensive review of Campylobacter in poultry processing has
been published by scientists from North Carolina University, US.
The report coincides with a number of food scares related to the
safety of poultry.
More than 40 per cent of bacteria found in chicken on sale in
Switzerland is resistant to at least one antibiotic, say
researchers publishing their findings this week in BMC Public
Health. The results could have wider implications...