MPI Campylobacter strategy

MPI's Campylobacter Risk Management Strategy aims to achieve, within 5 years, a 10% reduction in the annual incidence of human foodborne campylobacteriosis in New Zealand. This is further to the already-achieved 50% reduction in the incidence since 2007.

Because poultry is the most common cause of campylobacteriosis, the strategy for the 2017 - 2020 primarily focuses on controlling Campylobacter in chicken meat.  MPI also continues to investigate other potential food sources such as raw drinking milk and food handling practices that can contribute to the illness.

For more information, download the strategy document and its associated work programme.

Campylobacter Risk Management Strategy 2017 – 2020 (262 KB, PDF)

Campylobacter Risk Management Strategy 2017 – 2020 - Appendix (123 KB, DOCX)