Salmonella and Campylobacter in Chicken Meat: Meeting Report, MRA Series 19
Microbiological Risk Assessment Series, No. 19
ISBN 978 92 4 154790 1 (WHO)
Salmonellosis and campylobacteriosis are among the most frequently reported foodborne diseases worldwide. While numerous potential vehicles of transmission exist, commercial chicken meat has been identified as one of the most important food vehicles for these organisms. As a result, the Codex Alimentarius Commission agreed that guidelines for the control of Salmonella and Campylobacter in poultry was a priority and initiated their development in 2007.
In order to ensure their work and ensure that it was underpinned with the most robust scientific data, the Codex Committee in Food Hygiene requested FAO and WHO to provide them with the necessary scientific advice. In response to that request, FAO and WHO convened Technical Meeting from 4 to 8 May 2009 in Rome, Italy the discussions and the outcome of which are documented in this report.
This volume and others in this Microbiological Risk Assessment Series contain information that is useful to both risk assessors and risk managers, including international scientific committees, the Codex Alimentarius Commission, governments and food regulatory agencies, scientists, food producers and industries and other people or institutions with an interest in the area of microbiological hazards in foods, their impact on human health and food trade and their control.