Food Safety Testing and Recalls

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Once we figured out our basic technology, the next challenge became integrating Food Safety into our technology. So today’s story highlight is a great article from the CBC that helps explain why the issue is so important to us.

From the article:

“‘The advantages of culture-independent testing are that they are easier to use and they’re quicker,’ Geissler said. ‘Patients and health-care providers can now get results within a couple of hours.’

But it’s not all out with the old. The traditional approach of growing bacterial cultures on a dish still plays important roles, Geissler said, such as:

  • To determine if bacteria have certain genes to spread or cause severe disease.
  • To monitor disease trends, determine antibacterial resistance and identify the source of an outbreak.”

For the complete story, go to http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/food-recalls-pathogen-testing-1.4080947

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