PoultryUSA - October 2017 - 10

10 ❙ WATTPoultryUSA

❱❱NEXT
NEXT ON THE PLATE
Poultrys' Perch

BY RAFAEL RIVERA

Whole genome
sequencing essential
tool for food safety

"We built this farm
together. It has been
a dream come true."
-Perez-Ortega Family

POULTRY
FINANCING
Meet the Perez-Ortega family
at liveoakbank.com/perez

©2016 Live Oak Banking Company.
All rights reserved. Member FDIC

Whole genome sequencing has not
only become an essential tool of food
safety and regulatory agencies such as
the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
(FDA), U.S. Department of Agriculture
(USDA) and the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC), the
technology is being used more and
more by food industry professionals to
help manage the processes that ensure
safe food production.
A commonly used definition for
whole genome sequencing is the
process of using a modern DNA
sequencing platform with the goal of
sequencing the majority of an organism's genome.
While still a new technology, its
fast pace of utility and use in the
food industry has evinced both interest and concern. The U.S. Poultry
& Egg Association (USPOULTRY),
along with many industry groups,
has been coordinating ongoing discussion through various food safety
meetings and symposiums with
the intention of bringing together
experts to educate about whole genome sequencing technology among
food industry professionals.
Government agencies have
routinely used whole genome se-

quencing for various purposes. Most
outbreak investigations, for example,
use pulsed-field gel electrophoresis
(PFGE) as their identification method. This method of genetic typing
uses enzymes to break the bacterial
DNA into pieces of different lengths.
The pieces of DNA are then separated on a gel, and the different lengths
form different bands on the gel.
PFGE banding patterns tell us how
similar bacteria are to one another.

Whole genome sequencing
resetting rules
In the meantime, over the last
decade, the ability to sequence the
whole genome has become more accurate and cost effective thanks to the
genetic typing method called whole
genome sequencing. Researchers and
public health agencies are beginning
to use the technology for genetic typing of bacteria, including pathogens
relevant to food safety.
While the rules to conduct
foodborne outbreak investigations
are being set, other uses for whole
genome sequencing technology can
be explored. This technology can
also be used to identify microbial
populations within food production
www.WATTAgNet.com ❙ October 2017


http://www.liveoakbank.com/perez http://www.WATTAgNet.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of PoultryUSA - October 2017

PoultryUSA - October 2017
Contents
A new beginning for the editor
Poultry industry riding wave of optimism
Whole genome sequencing essential tool for food safety
Poultry processor sees success renovating hiring process
Chicken producers must speak fearlessly on issues
Broiler welfare: Foodservice sector fi rst to make pledges
100th YEAR SERIES: A glimpse into the future of modern poultry production
Reducing woody breast: latest broiler nutritional research
Market Place
Ad Index
PoultryUSA - October 2017 - PoultryUSA - October 2017
PoultryUSA - October 2017 - Cover2
PoultryUSA - October 2017 - Contents
PoultryUSA - October 2017 - Whole genome sequencing essential tool for food safety
PoultryUSA - October 2017 - 3
PoultryUSA - October 2017 - 4
PoultryUSA - October 2017 - 5
PoultryUSA - October 2017 - 6
PoultryUSA - October 2017 - 7
PoultryUSA - October 2017 - 8
PoultryUSA - October 2017 - 9
PoultryUSA - October 2017 - 10
PoultryUSA - October 2017 - 11
PoultryUSA - October 2017 - 12
PoultryUSA - October 2017 - 13
PoultryUSA - October 2017 - Poultry processor sees success renovating hiring process
PoultryUSA - October 2017 - 15
PoultryUSA - October 2017 - 16
PoultryUSA - October 2017 - 17
PoultryUSA - October 2017 - Chicken producers must speak fearlessly on issues
PoultryUSA - October 2017 - 19
PoultryUSA - October 2017 - 20
PoultryUSA - October 2017 - 21
PoultryUSA - October 2017 - 22
PoultryUSA - October 2017 - Broiler welfare: Foodservice sector fi rst to make pledges
PoultryUSA - October 2017 - 24
PoultryUSA - October 2017 - 25
PoultryUSA - October 2017 - 26
PoultryUSA - October 2017 - 27
PoultryUSA - October 2017 - 28
PoultryUSA - October 2017 - 29
PoultryUSA - October 2017 - 100th YEAR SERIES: A glimpse into the future of modern poultry production
PoultryUSA - October 2017 - 31
PoultryUSA - October 2017 - 32
PoultryUSA - October 2017 - 33
PoultryUSA - October 2017 - Reducing woody breast: latest broiler nutritional research
PoultryUSA - October 2017 - 35
PoultryUSA - October 2017 - 36
PoultryUSA - October 2017 - 37
PoultryUSA - October 2017 - 38
PoultryUSA - October 2017 - 39
PoultryUSA - October 2017 - Market Place
PoultryUSA - October 2017 - Ad Index
PoultryUSA - October 2017 - Cover4
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201911
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201910
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201909
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201908
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201907
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201906
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201905
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201904
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201903
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201902
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201901
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201812
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201811
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201810
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201809
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201808
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201807
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201806
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201805
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201804
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201803
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201802
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201801
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201712
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201711
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201709
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201710
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201708
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201707
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201706
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201705
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201704
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201703
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201702
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201701
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201612
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201611
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201610
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201609
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201608
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201607
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201606
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201605
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201604
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201603
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201602
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201601
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201512
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201511
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201510
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201509
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201508
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201507
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201506
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201505
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201504
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201503
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201502
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201501
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201412
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201411
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201410
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201409
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201408
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201407
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201406
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201405
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201404
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201403
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201402
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201401
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201312
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201311
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201310
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201309
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201308
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201307
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201306
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201305
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201304
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201303
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201302
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201301
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201212
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201211
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201210
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201209
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201208
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201207
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201206
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201205
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201204
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201203
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201202
http://www.wattpoultryusa-digital.com/201201
http://www.nxtbookMEDIA.com