As recently as 2009, Campylobacter incidences were underreported, even though food safety is a top priority for the USDA. Underreporting is not likely to happen now that it’s on the FSIS “most wanted” list.
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Jonathan Cloke is Oxoid product trial coordinator for Thermo Fisher Scientific.
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