Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: April 9, 2009
Publication Date: April 9, 2009
Citation: Luchansky, J.B. 2009. Detection and control of microbial pathogens in our food supply. [abstract]. Presentation at Delaware State University. p.1.
Few would debate that the United States maintains one of the most abundant, high quality, and safest food supplies in the world. However, based on the nature and number of recent food borne illnesses and costly product recalls, we must remain ever vigilant to improve our ability to detect and manage microbial pathogens in foods. This joint presentation will discuss selected technologies, tools, and accomplishments to find, characterize, and control pathogens associated with foods. The ability to identify where/how pathogens enter the food supply, how they persist, and/or what can be done to eliminate/control them will, in turn, lessen the likelihood and severity of food borne disease.