Campylobacter species are carried in the intestinal tracts of warm-blooded animals and, therefore, contaminate foods of animal origin. Because these organisms are recognized causes of human diarrheal disease, and because eating foods of animal origin has been associated with may of these illnesses, the presence of any the organism in food represents a potential hazard to human health.
50g minimum sample is recommended. Environmental surface samples can also be analyzed.
EMSL Test Code: F112
Sample retention time – 30 days, unless highly perishable