Campylobacter in the food chain and in the environment

Aims:

The aim of the project is to produce information for the risk management of Campylobacter and to develop follow-up programmes in the following ways, including amongst others:

  • Clarifying how systematically Campylobacter occurs in batches of slaughtered broilers on individual farms.
  • Producing information on the prevalence of campylobacter in swimming water.
  • Producing information on the occurrence and quantity of Campylobacter in fresh meat.
  • Comparing the sensitivity of PCR-analysis and the cultivation method.
  • Developing an assessment model of relative risks of exposure transmitted by meat from fresh broiler, turkey, beef and pork and the environment.

Keywords:

campylobacter, food supplies, risk assessment, predictive microbiology, modelling, Bayes, statistics

Responsible project leader:

Ranta, Jukka, Senior Researcher, Ph.D., dos., Evira, Risk Assesment Research Unit  

Person at Evira responsible for the project:

Ranta, Jukka, Senior Researcher, Ph.D., dos., Risk Assesment Research Unit   

In cooperation with:

Atria Suomi Oy;
HK Ruokatalo Oy;
Saarioinen Oy;

Project status:

Previous 

Year of commencement:

2012

Year of completion:

2015

Project financed by:

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry;
Evira;
University of Helsinki

Evira's Project Code:

8255