Catering Glossary


Campylobacter is a type of bacteria and one of the most common causes of gastro-intestinal infection with diarrhea and fever. Pets and domestic animals often provide a natural habitat for these organisms. 

The most common source of infection is inadequately cooked or contaminated poultry, unpasteurized milk, raw chopped meat and contaminated, untreated water. In order to avoid infection, meat should be cooked thoroughly and milk heat-treated. Some types of raw foods must be excluded from the diet.