Summary of Workshop

Detection of Campylobacters in Foods and the Environment
  • T. J. Humphrey
  • G. C. Mead


This workshop largely concentrated on the viable, non-culturable (VNC) cells of Campylobacter jejuni which are thought to represent a dormant state that favours the survival of an apparently fragile organism outside the host animal and may facilitate eventual transmission to another host. The existence of truly dormant cells and their possible role in the infection of food animals are, however, controversial. This workshop sought to assess the available evidence for VNC cells and to consider their infectivity for young chicks and resnonses to various environmental conditions.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. J. Humphrey
    • 1
  • G. C. Mead
    • 2
  1. 1.PHLS Food Research LaboratoryExeterUK
  2. 2.The Royal Veterinary CollegePotters BarUK

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