The industry is slowly uncovering whole genome sequencing (WGS) capabilities even as it is regularly impacted by its increasing use for food safety purposes. Three disparate food categories—fresh produce, meat and seafood—will provide the role WGS has played in their industry. From routine monitoring and root cause analysis to prevalence science and quality and spoilage, next generation sequencing and WGS data are driving new and innovative research approaches. During this webinar, representatives will share their insights and provide an outlook of things to come in their industries. Specifically, each industry will tackle a case-study involving the use of WGS for food safety management and quality development.
As previously reported in Spotlight, this series contains five different webinar topics surrounding WGS occurring once a month from January to May of 2020. WGS is an increasingly valuable tool with a broad scope of applications from food safety management and surveillance to outbreak investigations. The series starts by exploring the basics of WGS and how this tool applies to food safety management. In later months, the topic will evolve into sequencing protocols, case studies, regulatory applications and novel applications of the next generation of whole genome sequencing such as metagenomics.
Whole Genome Sequencing in the Industry – Case Studies
Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Speaker: KatieRose McCullough, Director of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, North American Meat Institute
Scott Hood, Director of Food Safety for the Global Scientific & Regulatory Affairs Team, General Mills
Martin Wiedmann, Gellert Family Professor in Food Safety, Cornell University
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