Campylobacter Resources

The Food Standards Agency has published the findings of a new survey testing for campylobacter and salmonella in chicken on sale in the UK.

The survey showed that campylobacter was present in 65% of the samples of chicken tested. Salmonella was in 6% of samples, 0.5% of these samples contained S. enteritidis and S. typhimurium.

We don’t get to report on a lot of good news here. Today, we do, though. The Washington Post is reporting that Navy scientist Patricia Guerry has made “discoveries that could lead to the first vaccine” for campylobacter jejuni. According to the report, such a vaccine could “potentially save tens of thousands of young lives

In an informative article from U.S. News, Janurary W. Payne provides useful information on avoiding campylobacter infection.   Campylobacter is a bacterial infection, often spread through contaminated food.  

While it does not receive the notoriety of foodborne pathogens like E. coli O157:H7 and Salmonella, it is very common and can be quite dangerous.  In rare cases, Campylobacter infection can

In a July 1 letter that appeared in the Stillwater News Press titled, “Know the Facts,” Director of the Food Safety Division for the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, Stan Stromberg, explained the milk pasteurization process:

In the High Temperature/Short Time process, which is typically used in milk pasteurization, the milk is forced

Medical diagnostic test kit maker Meridian Bioscience, Inc. yesterday said it has obtained Food and Drug Administration clearance for its novel rapid test, ImmunoCard STAT! CAMPY to detect Campylobacter.

Campylobacter bacteria is one of the common causes of diarrhea and food-borne illness in the U.S, where about 20 million stool culture tests are done every