Matthew R. Goddard, Jean-Charles Buffet & Martin C. J. Maiden
Goddard MR et al. 2022 A restatement of the natural science evidence base regarding the source, spread and control of Campylobacter species causing human disease. Proc. R. Soc. B 289: 20220400. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2022.0400View Restatement
Oxford Martin Restatements review the natural science evidence base underlying areas of current policy concern and controversy. Written in policy neutral terms and designed to be read by an informed but not technically specialist audience, restatements are produced by a writing team reflecting the breadth of opinion on the topic in the science community and involve wide consultation with interested stakeholders. The final version of the restatement is peer reviewed prior to publication.
This paper was published in June 2022 in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. It deals with the source and spread of Campylobacter in the food chain and how it might be controlled.
Food poisoning caused by Campylobacter (campylobacteriosis) is the most prevalent bacterial disease associated with the consumption of poultry, beef, lamb and pork meat and unpasteurised dairy products. This Restatement summarises the natural science evidence base relevant to campylobacteriosis control in as policy-neutral terms as possible. A series of evidence statements are listed and categorised according to the nature of the underlying information. It is intended to be accessible to informed, but not expert, policymakers and stakeholders.