NZ Poultry Industry awards "Microbiologist of the Year"
Jessica Roberts, the Tegel Christchurch Microbiology
Laboratory Manager, has been awarded The â€œOxoid Young Microbiologist of the
Oxoid is one of the largest suppliers of microbiological media in the
world. The competition is held annually and this is the first year that the
competition has been open to candidates outside the UK.
â€œThe poultry industry has been fully focussed on reducing the rates of
campylobacter on poultry meat and this award is an outstanding recognition of
these efforts,â€ says New Zealand Poultry Industry Association executive director
Jessica received the prize for her work on Campylobacter in poultry
processing and livestock operations in the South Island. â€œThe award is a
reflection of her and her teams work in this very important area. It is also
international acknowledgement of the great effort that many people in the
industry are making towards our goal of reducing the levels of Campylobacter on
chicken,â€ says Brooks.
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