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conference 2017, November 2-4,
Orlando, Florida, www.afia.org
Whole genome sequencing is an essential tool of food safety and
regulatory agencies, and it's increasingly being used by food industry
professionals to help ensure safe food production.
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settings. Whole genome sequencing
can help to evaluate intervention effectiveness in controlling spoilage
bacteria, for example.
Understanding the genetics of
bacteria has been a priority of the
poultry industry for many years.
Genetic typing reveals whether bacteria have the genes for certain traits,
such as antibiotic resistance, or have
the genes that make them pathogenic
(capable of making people sick).
Genetic typing can also show how
closely related bacteria are to one another, which can help determine the
source of pathogenic bacteria.
Technical references available
broilers the best
start in life with
In order to demonstrate its
use and validate this process,
USPOULTRY developed two technical references to develop plant
biomapping studies using whole
genome sequencing technology.
These are intended to act as a tool
in the implementation of testing
protocols for the identiﬁcation of
microbial populations from carcass
rinse, swabs or APC plate samples
using WGS technology. The technical references are available to
USPOULTRY members only and
can be obtained by visiting www.
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Rafael Rivera is manager of food
safety and production programs
at U.S. Poultry & Egg Association
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