FDA Now Using Whole Genome Sequencing During US Seafood Plant Inspections to Detect Listeria
SEAFOODNEWS.COM by Michael Ramsingh - March 10, 2017
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is refocusing its efforts to detect listeria at seafood processing, importing and distribution facilities in the US and is using Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) technology to do so.
Since 2008 the FDA has been building a network of food labs around the country that use WGS to test food facilities for pathogens that pose a threat to consumers. The WGS technology uses DNA testing to detect strains of foodborne pathogens...
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