Food safety

Salmonella and campylobacter in chicken meat

Microbiological risk assessment series 19, meeting report


Publication details

Editors: World Health Organization
Publication date: 2009
Languages: English



Salmonellosis and campylobacteriosis are among the most frequently reported foodborne diseases worldwide. While numerous potential vehicles of transmission exist, commercial chicken meat has been identified as one of the most important food vehicles for these organisms. As a result, the Codex Alimentarius Commission agreed that guidelines for the control of Salmonella and Campylobacter in poultry was a priority and initiated their development in 2007.

This Meeting report summarizes the results of the J oint FAO/WHO Technical Meeting on Salmonella and Campylobacter in Chicken Meat, held at FAO, Rome, from 4 to 8 Ma y 2009, noting the data sources used and drawing out the ma in conclusions. In response to the questions posed by CCFH to FAO and WHO, a number of recommend ations were made. Special attention was drawn to areas where further research and data collection were required for extending the Web-based risk assessment tool to be more comprehen sive and reliable.