Monitoring Campylobacter in the poultry production chain - From culture to genes and beyond

Mathilde Hasseldam Josefsen, Arun Bhunia, Eva Olsson Engvall, Mette Sofie Rousing Fachmann, Jeffrey Hoorfar

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Improved monitoring tools are important for the control of Campylobacter bacteria in poultry production. Standardized reference culture methods issued by national and international standardization organizations are time-consuming, cumbersome and not amenable to automation for screening of large numbers of samples. The ultimate goal for rapid monitoring of Campylobacter is to prevent contaminated meat from entering the food market. Currently, real-time PCR is fulfilling abovementioned criteria to a certain extent. Further development of real-time PCR, microarray PCR, miniaturized biosensors, chromatographic techniques and DNA sequencing can improve our monitoring capacity at a lower cost. Combined with innovative sampling and sample treatment, these techniques could become realistic options for on-farm and liquid-sample monitoring at slaughterhouses.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Microbiological Methods
Pages (from-to)118-125
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Food safety
  • Campylobacter
  • Zoonoses
  • Poultry
  • Pathogen
  • Rapid detection


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