CamChain: Biology and control of Campylobacter in the chicken supply chain

Project Details


We comprise groups in Europe, Thailand and Viet Nam. The Thai government will fund work there and that in Viet Nam will be funded by Wellcome Trust and the Dutch Government. Our work will address knowledge gaps on the behaviour of Campylobacter in the poultry chain. We need to better understand interactions between Campylobacter, chickens and the environment and how these affect food safety. We will create a holistic picture of Campylobacter behaviour in chicken production and fundamental data on survival, how environmental exposures affect virulence and on-farm population biology and on pre- and/or probiotic intervention on-farm to reduce Campylobacter levels entering the food chain. We will use modelling and risk assessment tools to identify and test the potential efficacy of different interventions that can be utilised by the international poultry industry. We will determine the role of flies as vectors of Campylobacter to broilers and develop improved surveillance tools in order to reduce the number of Campylobacter in broiler meat.
Effective start/end date01/03/201230/04/2015

Research Output

  • 1 Journal article

Campylobacter contamination level in houseflies after exposure to materials containing Campylobacter

Nygaard Jensen, A. & Hald, B., 2018, In : Journal of Insects as Food and Feed. 4, 3, p. 179-186

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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  • 4 Conference presentations
  • 1 Participating in or organising workshops, courses, seminars etc.
  • 1 Talks and presentations in private or public companies and organisations

CHRO 2017

Annette Nygaard Jensen (Other)

10 Sep 201714 Sep 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

EAAP 2017 Annual Meeting: One-day insect seminar

Annette Nygaard Jensen (Speaker)

31 Aug 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

Exploration of Campylobacter jejuni survival mechanisms in house flies

Annette Nygaard Jensen (Speaker)

2 Nov 2015

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations