Use of bacteriophage and phage products to control campylobacter in chicken


A safe non chemical environmentally sustainable way to reduce colonisation of chickens and so reduce contamination of chicken carcasses leading to a reduction in chicken meat associated cases of human C jujuni infection.


Chicken Meat

Research Organisation

University of South Australia

Objective Summary

To investigate the potential for bacteriophage and bacteriophage products to reduce colonisation of chickens with Campylobacter jejuni

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Project Start Date

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Project Completion Date

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

National Priority

Promoting and maintaining good health

National Priority

Maintain & improve confidence in integrity of Aust ag, food, fish & forestry

National Priority

CME-Improving Food Safety of Australian Chicken Meat