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Scientists have assessed the use of next-generation sequencing (NGS) methods for norovirus in shellfish.

They found such techniques are ready to substitute current methods despite some limitations.

Bivalve molluscan shellfish (BMS) contamination with norovirus is a significant public health risk. Contaminated foods, such as oysters, may harbor concentrations of viral

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Experts have discussed the major obstacles to adopting whole genome sequencing (WGS) for surveillance and monitoring of foodborne diseases in Europe.

The “Next Generation Sequencing to Tackle Foodborne Diseases in the EU” event was originally planned for March at the Istituto Superiore di Sanità in Italy but was moved online
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Scientists are urging government officials to consider helping to develop an international database to share and analyze DNA sequences.

Such a system is a platform for storing whole genome sequencing (WGS) data on the full genomes of investigated microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses and parasites, providing quick characterization and treatment
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The Lloyd’s Register Foundation is scheduled to present a workshop on food safety in California next month.

The event is part of the foundation’s foresight review on the topic with the academic research laboratory Food Lab 2.0 and is set for Dec. 14 in San Diego.

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