MTJ links with FSA to stage online campylobacter forum

The poultry sector is being given the opportunity to get online in a bid to get to grips with the problems of campylobacter and take part in a unique new webinar.

As part of MTJ’s ongoing campaign to help industry tackle the challenge in poultry, the magazine has teamed up with the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to organise and host an online seminar, a webinar, to inform and discuss some of the issues faced.

Campylobacter is the most common cause of food poisoning in the UK. About four in five cases of campylobacter poisoning in the UK come from contaminated poultry – that’s an estimated 280,000 people a year, according to FSA statistics.

The webinar, which takes place on 18 March, will see presentations by Steve Wearne, director of policy at the FSA, David Keeble, Faccenda’s technical & development director and Gary Ford, chief poultry adviser at the National Farmers’ Union. The webinar will be chaired by Ed Bedington, editor of MTJ.

Following the presentations, a live question-and-answer session will be held, and industry is being urged to sign up and take part by clicking here.

Bedington said: “This is a great opportunity to stimulate both understanding and debate on this issue. Being able to do it online also gives us the opportunity to give everyone across the industry the chance to get involved and take part. I’m looking forward to some good discussion on the issue.”

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