From: Food Quality & Safety Magazine, 5.17.2011
Targets metabolic DNA byproducts left behind by bacteria
A new fluorescent test system called a DNAzyme sensor, developed by researchers at Toronto’s McMaster University, may speed up and simplify the detection of pathogens such as Salmonella and E. coli by hunting for the metabolic DNA byproducts left behind by these bacteria.
Causes more than 600,000 illnesses and 55 deaths a year, researchers report
Campylobacter tainted poultry tops the list of food-and-pathogen combinations that account for the greatest burdens on public health, according to a new report from the University of Florida’s Emerging Pathogens Institute, released April 28.