July 9, 2020

Enhancing food safety to feed the world’s growing population

Poultry is an affordable source of high quality protein and globally the most consumed meat. However, there are challenges that the poultry industry faces in terms of food safety issues associated with Campylobacter jejuni (C. jejuni). C. jejuni is the most common cause of bacterial gastroenteritis in the United States. Approximately 80% of the human C. jejuni infections are associated with poultry; thus, the continuing growth of poultry production puts increased pressure on the poultry industry to control C. jejuni contaminate in poultry. Read more