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Campylobacter at centre of SOFHT event

By Joe Whitworth+


The Society of Food Hygiene (SOFHT) event is on March 19
The Society of Food Hygiene (SOFHT) event is on March 19

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA), Bernard Matthews and Sealed Air will be speaking at a conference on Campylobacter next month.

The University of Bristol and SVA will also present at the Society of Food Hygiene (SOFHT) event on March 19.

It is for people working in the supply and retail of poultry products and will look at findings from the FSA as well as methods being to reduce incidence.

Jeremy Hall from Bernard Matthews Foods will review effectiveness of rapid surface chilling and other interventions in reducing the risk of Campylobacter on the product

Ramon Romero from the FSA will give an update on the Campylobacter Programme, including results of the retail survey and the Campylobacter Abattoir Campaign.

Janet Corry, from the University of Bristol, will look at why chicken can cause Campylobacter infection, and how consumers can avoid it. 

Sealed Air and other SOFHT Members will show products for Campylobacter management and control.

Conference fees are £145 for members, £195 for non-members with SOFHT Students at £35.

SOFHT is a voluntary organisation that represents the interests and views of those in food hygiene.

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