Four laboratories encountered issues during a proficiency test for Listeria monocytogenes whole genome assembly, according to a European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) report.

The aim was to help national public health reference labs performing whole genome sequencing-based typing to generate good quality and comparable genome assemblies for
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Cross-contamination in a laboratory was at fault for the finding of a finished product positive for Salmonella, according to a study.

In 2013, during a routine analysis of food samples, one finished chocolate product from a European factory tested positive for Salmonella Hadar. At the same time, environmental monitoring in
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