The use of Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) is now commonplace technology in food regulatory agencies and has enhanced the ability of public health agencies to respond to risks associated with food pathogens as well as foodborne illnesses and outbreaks. On the other hand, the food industry is slowly uncovering WGS capabilities that can support food safety activities such as routine monitoring, root cause analysis or the assessment of quality and spoilage issues.
During this exclusive session, Cornell University experts will:
- Provide an overview about pathogen detection
- Discuss recent produce-related WGS data additions to public databases
- Review E. coli clusters linked to the romaine outbreaks between 2016 and 2019
Save the date for this webinar on how to use and interpret WGS public data!
How to Use WGS Public Databases
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. PST
Registration details coming soon. Please save the date.
For more information, contact Sonia Salas at (949) 885-2251.