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Baseline Survey on the prevalence of Campylobacter spp. in broiler flocks and Campylobacter spp. and Salmonella spp. in broiler carcasses in the EU carried out in accordance with Commission Decision 2
Project Code: M01051
In order to establish baseline and comparable values for all Member States, a European Union-wide baseline survey was carried out at slaughterhouse level to determine the prevalence of Campylobacter in broiler batches and of Campylobacter and Salmonella on broiler carcasses. The broiler batches and carcasses were randomly selected from the broiler slaughterhouses within each Member State. This was the sixth baseline survey to be conducted in the European Community and it was the first baseline survey directly investigating foodstuffs. This project covered the UK broiler carcass element of the survey. The following link is to the report by EFSA of the results from all EU countries and 2 non EU countries that took part in the survey.
The Campylobacter and Salmonella baseline figures may be used in the future to follow trends and to evaluate the impact of control and monitoring programmes. The figures also provide useful information for setting reduction and performance objectives and possibly for evaluating some potential intervention methods. However, further research on the epidemiology and surveillance methods of Campylobacter in the broiler meat production is recommended. In the national Salmonella control and surveillance programmes of broiler flocks and broiler meat, Member States may need to address serovars other than Salmonella Enteritidis and Salmonella Typhimurium.
Parts A and B of the report can be found via External Links at the foot of the summary page at: http://www.food.gov.uk/science/research/foodborneillness/meathygieneresearch/m01prog/m01list/m01051/
The Part B report only covers Campylobacter. There is a Part B report on Salmonella forthcoming.
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