Published: 3 Jul 2020
TIA PhD candidate Stanley Chen is helping the Australian poultry industry eliminate Campylobacter contamination in chicken by using advanced omics techniques to improve interventions during commercial poultry processing.
Campylobacter is a food borne pathogen with more cases recorded in Australia than the well-known Salmonella.
Campylobacter is most commonly found in chicken and can result in food poisoning when eaten raw or under-cooked.
Poisoning can also occur from cross-contamination in things like salad. Rates of Campylobacter cases (per 100,000 population) in Australia have increased in the last five years with Australia recording around 140 cases compared to 19.6 cases in the USA and 64.1 cases in the EU region in 2019.
Watch Stanley’s PhD completion seminar to find out more. Stanley is externally based in Brisbane Queensland with Food Program in Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) for the collaboration of the project.
Project supporters: Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture and CSIRO.
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