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The Problems of Biofilm

A study by the Institute of Food Research has looked at at how campylobacter in the ‘juice’ from chickens can create a biofilm on kitchen surfaces. This research, led by Helen Brown at IFR, has also been reported in the Daily Mail. The study highlights the important role that good kitchen hygiene practice has in…

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A Guide to Interventions

Interventions are the actions taken at specific points in the production chain that have the best potential to either block or reduce the presence of campylobacter. They are science-based and the result of the many projects undertaken since 2009. Our key intervention points are: On farm biosecurity Catching practices Thinning practices Crates and modules Scalding…

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Enhanced Red Tractor Farm Assurance

Project outline Red Tractor Farm Assurance provides information and guidance on best practice standards for farmers and the standards manual are available to all whether or not they are members of the scheme. In April 2011 Red Tractor Farm Assurance standards were amended to improve bio-security requirements AM9 page 21 Biosecurity standards introduced a…

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Farm Biosecurity Project

Project outline To implement agreed biosecurity controls on selected poultry farms and assess their effectiveness at excluding campylobacter from the flocks or reducing the number of bacteria on carcases. Measurement of the level of contamination was by enumeration of campylobacter in the caeca and on the neck skins. The project analysed the results of on farm…

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