https://www.wlu.ca/news/spotlights/2017/july/laurier-researcher-working-to-control-salmonella-risk-on-fresh-produce.html Laurier researcher working to control salmonella risk on fresh produce Salmonella is one of the top causes of foodborne illness, affecting 88,000 Canadians a year. Although commonly associated with undercooked chicken, salmonella on fresh produce can also make you sick. Wilfrid Laurier University Associate Professor Joel Weadge is trying to do something about it. Weadge, a […]
During this project, the problems associated with Salmonella contamination of fresh produce will be addressed through the development of natural solutions to control the presence of Salmonella on fruits and vegetables, as they are growing in the field. New tests will also be developed so that fresh produce can be quickly and efficiently tested for the presence of Salmonella before being sold to consumers. Finally, new tools will be developed to allow public health officials to better determine the source of Salmonella illnesses when they occur, which will allow for contaminated food to be removed from grocery stores, before purchase by consumers.