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Whole Genome Sequencing Update

Previous blogs have addressed Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS), what it is and its regulatory and public health uses.  With use of WGS expanding at an amazing rate, an update is both appropriate and necessary.  We recommend that everyone in the food i… Read More
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Whole Genome Sequencing Part 2: Regulatory and Public Health Uses

In Part 1 of this blog series, I went back to Genetics 101 to provide a brief crash course on whole genome sequencing (WGS).  Now that we better understand the technology, it is easier to understand how it can be utilized in the world of food safe… Read More
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Salmonella in Raw Products – Can FSIS Request a Recall?

I am often asked whether or not the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) can request a recall for meat or poultry products merely because the products test positive for Salmonella.  The answer to that question today is no.  However, there are… Read More
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