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Documentation from the EURL workshop in 2020

The 15th EURL-Campylobacter workshop, via video link, September 29-30, 2020.

Representatives from the EU NRLs and from third countries as well as experts from Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE), European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) participated in the workshop.


Presentations given at the workshop are available as pdf-files below.

Opening and introduction to the workshop
Hanna Skarin, EURL-Campylobacter

Session 1: Campylobacter control strategies

EFSA scientific opinion ‘Update and review of control options for Campylobacter in broilers at primary production’
Michaela Hempen, EFSA

Process hygiene criterion (PHC) for Campylobacter in broiler carcases: reporting by member states
Frank Boelaert, EFSA

An NRL’s experience with verification testing for the PHC
Olwen Golden, NRL-IR

Survey “Transportation of samples”
Hanna Skarin, EURL-Campylobacter

An outbreak of campylobacteriosis associated with a hatchery in Sweden
Elina Lahti, EURL-Campylobacter

Session 2: EURL and NRL activities

Results and analysis of performance PT26 and 27 
Helena Höök, EURL-Campylobacter

Results and analysis of performance PT28
Asgeir Astvaldsson, EURL-Campylobacter

Study ‘Detection of Campylobacter in raw milk’
Hanna Skarin, EURL-Campylobacter

Harmonised protocol for isolation of Campylobacter for AMR monitoring
Elina Lahti, EURL-Campylobacter

Interlaboratory study – PCR for confirmation and/or identification of Campylobacter
Hanna Skarin, EURL-Campylobacter

One Health European Joint Programme

Introduction EJP
Hanna Skarin, EURL-Campylobacter

Gro Johannessen, NRL-NO

Session 3: WGS for surveillance and outbreak detection

Introduction to Session 3
Hanna Skarin, EURL-Campylobacter

WGS of isolates from UK retail chicken and phylogeny in relation to time and processor
Frieda Jorgensen, NRL-UK

Human Campylobacter infections in EU/EEA and One Health approach – points for discussion
Johanna Takkinen, ECDC

Outcome of the survey ‘WGS for surveillance and outbreak detection’ in the EURL-Campylobacter NRL network
Hanna Skarin, EURL-Campylobacter

European Commission mandate on 'One Health’ system for the collection and analysis of whole-genome sequencing (WGS) data from food/animal isolates
Mirko Rossi, EFSA

Future work and closure of workshop
Hanna Skarin, EURL-Campylobacter


Last updated : 2021-07-06