Food safety

The Global View of Campylobacteriosis

Report of an expert consultation


WHO in collaboration with FAO & OIE

Teh global view of Campylobacterosis

Publication details

Number of pages: 57
Publication date: 2013
Languages: English
ISBN: 978 92 4 156460 1


On 9–11 July 2012, the World Health Organization (WHO), in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), convened an Expert Consultation on The Global View of Campylobacteriosis, in Utrecht, Netherlands.

The objectives of the Consultation were:

  • to review the progress made in the past 10 years in understanding and controlling Campylobacteriosis;
  • to take note of successful approaches and lessons learned, and identify challenges in controlling Campylobacter from farm to table and in reducing the human health burden and attributable health consequences;
  • to consider cross-cutting areas, such as food- and waterborne Campylobacteriosis and antimicrobial resistance, taking into account the context of both high-income countries and low- and middle income countries (LMIC); and
  • to suggest how WHO, FAO and OIE could take action to reduce Campylobacter in the food chain and the burden of foodborne Campylobacteriosis.