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Food and Nutrition Author: Nilda E. Villegas, Public Affairs Specialist in the San Juan District Office, part of FDA’s Office of Regulatory Affairs Last Updated: Mar 21, 2014 - 1:37:41 PM



Homing in Faster on Potentially Deadly Bacteria in Food

By Nilda E. Villegas, Public Affairs Specialist in the San Juan District Office, part of FDA’s Office of Regulatory Affairs
Mar 21, 2014 - 1:33:44 PM



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(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Whether an outbreak of foodborne illnesses is caused by Listeria in cantaloupe, E.coli in salad or Salmonella in peanut butter, the faster the disease-causing bacteria are identified, the more illnesses can be averted.

Last year scientists based in FDA's San Juan Laboratory were endowed with seed funding through a Health and Human Services HHSignite award to adapt traditional chemistry methods for the detection of foodborne pathogens.HHSignite (beta) is an internal competitive seed-funding opportunity to test new and unconventional ideas within HHS.

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