Campylobacter infection is a worldwide public health concern and is the leading cause of enteric illness in many countries. With about 50,000 human cases of illness per year, campylobacter is the most common known cause of food borne infection contracted inUK.

Tougher regulatory standards and more stringent testing cause delays in products hitting the shelves and so processors are constantly searching for faster methods to test food safety.

A new campylobacter testing system, developed by DuPont, can reduce result times from days to hours, compared to traditional methods, the manufacturer claims.

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