Use of bacteriophage and phage products to control campylobacter in chicken

University of South Australia

  • Project code: PRJ-000653

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Thursday, March 1, 2007

  • Project completion date: Wednesday, June 30, 2010

  • National Priority: CME-Priority 4-Ensuring food safety of Australian chicken meat


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