More scrutiny needed for less-deadly foodborne bacteria

Employing advanced genetic-tracing techniques and sharing the data produced in real time could limit the spread of bacteria—Bacillus cereus—which cause foodborne illness, according to researchers who implemented whole-genome ...

100K genome project unveils 20 more foodborne pathogen genomes

The 100K Genome Project, led by the University of California, Davis, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, and Agilent Technologies, today announced that it has added 20 newly ...

Light, photosynthesis help bacteria invade fresh produce

Exposure to light and possibly photosynthesis itself could be helping disease-causing bacteria to be internalized by lettuce leaves, making them impervious to washing, according to research published in the October issue ...

Protecting fresh-cut produce

The convenience of fresh-cut produce, which includes packaged lettuces, has greatly increased sales despite multiple foodborne outbreaks associated with these products. To reduce these risks, strict hygiene programs and sanitizers ...

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