A European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) fellowship explores whole genome sequencing (WGS) standardization in outbreak investigations, as well as the use of WGS in monitoring pathogen virulence and antimicrobial resistance.
During the Thursday morning Town Hall at the 2022 Food Safety Summit, top food safety regulators from FDA, USDA, CDC, and AFDO discussed initiatives and advances in food traceability, food safety policy, recalls, pathogen monitoring, food safety culture, and a number of other timely areas.
A dataset on Listeria monocytogenes has been compiled from over 1,400 genomes collected across 19 European nations to better understand the pathogen’s genetic makeup and adaptation in different ecological niches.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (USDA ARS) recently published a study that observed the evolution of certain shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O157:H7 strains over 23 years.
Breaking Bad News author Jeff Hahn sits down with Food Safety Matters to share insights and tools for successfully navigating crisis communications. Also, Bob Ferguson of Strategic Consulting joins us to discuss his latest Food Safety Insights column, “How WGS Continues to Change Food Safety."