In this BONUS episode of Food Safety Matters, we focus on next-generation sequencing and the advantages of using 16S Metagenomics to identify spoilage organisms in your facility thereby reducing the possibility of spoiled products reaching your consumers.

You will learn about a 16S Metagenomics service and how to join the 16S Challenge that gives you a chance to take advantage of the Advanced Microbial Mapping Program and get your facility biomapped at no charge.

To help us explore this new technology and service, our editorial director Barbara Van Renterghem will be speaking with Joe Heinzelmann, who specializes in food safety genomics at Neogen. Joe began his career as a nanotechnology chemist after graduating from Albion College with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, and with an MBA from Northwood University. Joe tells us more about the practical applications of metagenomics in eliminating spoilage organisms in a food processing facility.

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In this episode, we speak to Neogen's Joe Heinzelmann about:

  • What is 16S Metagenomics and how it's different from Whole Genome Sequencing
  • What type of facilities benefit most from biomapping
  • How 16S Metagenomics is different from other technologies currently being used in the market
  • Partnering with the Alliance for Advanced Sanitation on research to understand how bacteria communities are affected by sanitation
  • What is the 16S Metagenomics Challenge?
  • Opportunites presented by using 16S Metagenomics for biomapping

Join the 16S Challenge
16S Metagenomics Overview
Metagenomics for Food Safety and Quality: Webinar Series

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