Date: Aug 12, 2021

Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted a new podcast episode featuring Western Growers Science Programs Director Afreen Malik. The episode, titled “Whole Genome Sequencing in the New Era of Smarter Food Safety,” explores the potential of Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) in transforming food safety. In the podcast episode, Afreen discussed the current applications of WGS within the fresh produce industry and explained how this tool may be utilized in the future.

The FDA podcast series focuses on the development and use of new technologies to strengthen the ability of FDA, regulated industry and others to accelerate prevention, speed outbreak response and more swiftly adapt to crises that could affect the nation’s food supply.

Click here to listen to the episode.

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Sonia Salas
Assistant Vice President, Food Safety, Science & Technology

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