Role of attachment to surfaces on the prevalence and survival of Campylobacter through food systems

Nguyen, Vu Tuan, Fegan, Narelle, Turner, Mark S. and Dykes, Gary A. (2012) Role of attachment to surfaces on the prevalence and survival of Campylobacter through food systems. Journal of Food Protection, 75 1: 195-206. doi:10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-11-012

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Author Nguyen, Vu Tuan
Fegan, Narelle
Turner, Mark S.
Dykes, Gary A.
Title Role of attachment to surfaces on the prevalence and survival of Campylobacter through food systems
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Role of attachment to surfaces on the prevalence and survival of Campylobacter through food systems
Journal name Journal of Food Protection   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0362-028X
1944-9097
Publication date 2012-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-11-012
Open Access Status
Volume 75
Issue 1
Start page 195
End page 206
Total pages 12
Place of publication Des Moines, IA, United States
Publisher International Association for Food Protection
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Campylobacter continues to be one of the bacterial pathogens most frequently associated with human gastrointestinal illness worldwide. Because Campylobacter primarily colonizes the intestines of animals used for food production, food products of animal origin can become contaminated with this pathogen and thus represent a significant risk factor. Despite application of numerous physical and chemical interventions to control Campylobacter during food processing, the high isolation rate of this pathogen from some retail meat products indicates that Campylobacter is able to persist from animal slaughterhouses through food systems. Given the fastidious growth requirements and high susceptibility of this pathogen to environmental conditions, the ability of Campylobacter to attach to food and food-related surfaces is likely to play an important role in food contamination and movement through food systems. This review was compiled to (i) describe how the attachment of Campylobacter to surfaces influences the prevalence and survival of the organism through food systems, (ii) examine the potential factors affecting the ability of Campylobacter to attach to surfaces, and (iii) suggest strategies for controlling this attachment process.
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