Next-generation sequencing and bioinformatics are changing our understanding of the role of comparative food microbiology, from isolate identification and strain discrimination to more detailed genomic analysis aimed at predicting the antibiotic resistance or pathogenicity. In this webinar, Dr. Jonathan Jacobs will review the technical and logistical fundamentals of implementing end-to-end sequencing and bioinformatics analysis protocols for routine food testing and surveillance.

Sonia Salas

Regulatory produce inspections are taking place to verify compliance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Produce Safety rule in the United States. These farm inspections are executed by 42 state departments of agriculture and 2 departments of health that have cooperative agreements with the FDA. The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) plays a key role in supporting successful collaboration and communication between regulatory agencies (state and federal) and produce stakeholders. Our featured speaker, Mr.

Sonia Salas

The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lifted its consumer advisory to avoid romaine lettuce from the Salinas growing region, which was in place due to recent E.coli outbreaks associated with romaine lettuce. The FDA and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have been tracking three romaine-linked outbreaks, all of which are now declared over.

Sonia Salas

In light of the 2018 and 2019 E.coli O157:H7 outbreaks, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) will be hosting a town hall meeting to explain the intent of a longitudinal environmental research study in California; identify leafy green growers interested in advancing what is currently known in food safety; and share details about grower participation in a research project with FDA.

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Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Time:  9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Sonia Salas

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