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Features: Using Microsphere Technology to Speed Pathogen Screening

Australian researchers are fine-tuning a new, more efficient genotyping platform for pathogen screening, leveraging microsphere bead technology to carry out multiplexed PCR assays to simultaneously test multiple gene variants without the need for unique internal probes customized for each target.

Departments: Functional Ingredients Challenge Food Industry, Elevate Need for Public Standards

Consensus on how to test and confirm health benefits is necessary to instill consumer confidence

Features: Philip Nelson's Aseptic Bulk Storage Revolutionized Global Food Trade

How the “Tomato King” of Indiana changed the global food landscape.

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Features: Antibiotic-Free Pigs Remain Home for Resistant Bacteria

As more and more antibiotic-resistant pathogens appear in livestock, it seems logical that eliminating antibiotics from animal feed might reduce the levels of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

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Features: A Gas for Salmonella in Produce

Chlorine-based decontamination is a technique commonly used for eliminating pathogens from fresh produce, but the damage it does to the products’ cell structure shortens their shelf lives

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Features: New Partnership Aims to Sequence 100,000 Foodborne Pathogen Genomes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have partnered with the University of California-Davis and Agilent Technologies to create a publicly available database that will eventually contain the genomes of at least 100,000 foodborne pathogens.

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Features: Rapid Cooling of Eggs Can Double Shelf Life, New Study Shows

Researcher’s method creates ‘cold snow’ around eggs

Features: Shortage of Food Safety Vets Predicted

More than half of all veterinary students are pursuing careers in companion animal medicine, leaving other veterinary sectors—including food safety and zoonotic disease prevention—facing potential shortages of qualified veterinarians, according to a new report from the National Research Council of the National Academies of Science.

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Features: Garlic Outperforms Antibiotics in Key Function, Study Finds

A compound commonly found in garlic kills Campylobacter jejuni, one of the most common causes of foodborne illness, better than antibiotics, according to researchers at Washington State University in Pullman.

Features: Former NASA Food Coordinator Pioneered the HACCP System

While the rest of the world focused on the space race between Russia and the United States, Paul Lachance, PhD, an Air Force Aeromedical Laboratories biologist, worried about the safety of the food astronauts were eating during a mission.

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