Campylobacteriosis: risk assessment and reducing infection in humans

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Description of impact

In one of the world's largest molecular epidemiological studies of its kind, researchers at the University of Aberdeen identified retail chicken as the single largest source of Campylobacter food poisoning in Scotland. Informed by this research, a joint working group with membership from industry and government was created to identify and put into place interventions to reduce Campylobacter in chickens. In addition, the evidence from Aberdeen was used by the European Food Safety Authority and the New Zealand Food Safety Authority to develop their own integrated approaches to protect the public from this food poisoning pathogen.

Therefore this has resulted in impact relating to: health and welfare, commerce and public services and international policies.
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