Common form of food poisoning still comes mainly from chicken
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Kiwi scientists looked at recent data to re-visit which food sources are responsible for Campylobacter infections, a common form of food poisoning caused by bacteria. Poultry still remains the lead culprit, with 84% of Campylobacter infections in New Zealand linked to strains that came from chicken. The study authors write there’s been a relatively small drop in Campylobacter infections since 2008, and that this study has provided the impetus for food safety authorities to set a new goal to reduce foodborne campylobacteriosis by 20% from 2020 to 2025.
Journal/conference: International Journal of Infectious Diseases
Link to research (DOI): 10.1016/j.ijid.2020.11.167
Organisation/s: ESR (Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd), University of Otago, Massey University, Ministry for Primary Industries
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