Every year more than 200k Europeans are diagnosed with campylobacteriosis, a food-borne disease caused by Campylobacter bacteria found in the digestive tract of birds and mammals.
The consumption of poultry products, especially chicken meat, is considered the most common route for human campylobacteriosis. And it is very easy to become infected – as many as 30% of infections are caused by improper handling of raw meat in our kitchens!
Within the C-SNIPER project, 5 European partners (AZTI, Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research PAS, University of Turin, Phage Technology Center GmbH and O.R.A. Società Agricola) aim to reduce the prevalence of Campylobacter in poultry through the development and validation of an innovative phage-based mitigation strategy that can be integrated into existing hygiene protocols.