The use of WGS technology is now common in food regulatory agencies and has enhanced the ability of public health agencies to respond to foodborne illnesses and outbreaks. Likewise, the food industry is also beginning to use WGS to support food safety activities such as routine monitoring, root cause analysis and the assessment of quality and spoilage issues.
During this webinar, food safety and science experts from Cornell University highlighted recent produce-related additions to public WGS databases, as well as provided an analysis of the E. coli clusters linked to the 2018 and 2019 romaine outbreaks.
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