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Food and Nutrition
Homing in Faster on Potentially Deadly Bacteria in Food
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Mar 21, 2014 - 1:33:44 PM

(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.

Read the entire blog at FDA Voice.

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