Campylobacter detection rates in New Zealand dropped by 25% between 2007 and 2010, reports the Poultry Industry Association of New Zealand. The New Zealand Food Safety Authority, Campylobacter Performance Target programme has been in force since April 2008. The programme has looked at all aspects of the poultry industry and introduced improvements across the industry.
PIANZ reports that the big improvement in plant audits undertaken by NZFSA in 2009/2010 compared to 2007 was very pleasing, as have been those on farms.
Total case numbers for campylobacteriosis last year was 7,337, a 43% drop in comparison to 2007.