Consumption of poultry, especially chicken meat, is considered the most common route for human infection. Colonization of broiler chickens at farm level leads to transmission of Campylobacter along the production chain, resulting in contamination of poultry meat at retail level. Standard control measures at farm level rely upon the use of antibiotics, which promote the selection and spread of multidrug resistant strains, an additional threat to public health. This project aims to reduce the prevalence of Campylobacter in poultry through innovative, non-antibiotic based mitigation measures that can be integrated into existing hygiene protocols. Specifically, the use of bacteriophage-based strategies as natural antimicrobials in the farm (pre-harvest) and in slaughter and/or processing facilities (post-harvest) will reduce incidence of poultry-borne food poisoning without impacting on animal welfare.
Enhancing vegetable crop yields for sustainable food production
Bringing precision fermentation to the mass market
Developing technology to improve food safety
John Deere Precision Ag technologies enable farmers to lower their environmental footprint with the latest Precision Farming DLC (Down Loadable Content) running on GIANTS’ Farming Simulator.
Read our 2020 Activity Report to learn more about EIT Food activities run in Southern Europe.