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on October 16, 2009

New Zealand develops campylobacter standards

The country writes Codex standards regarding campylobacter

The New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) is developing standards to combat campylobacter in broiler chickens for the International Codex Committee on Food Hygiene (CCFH), according to reports.

International bodies, such as the World Trade Organization, who settle trade disputes over food safety issues, often use the Codex guidelines.

Three years ago, New Zealand lost NZ$86 million in productivity due mostly to campylobacter infection. Just two-and-a-half years later, the country cut campylobacter infection caused by food in half, with an estimated savings of NZ$36 million.

Sweden is heading up parallel guidelines for salmonella.

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