• 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 […]

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  • Salmonella in the sights for genomic research

    By Joe Whitworth+, 10Aug2015, FoodQualitynews.com http://www.foodqualitynews.com/Sectors/Fresh-produce/Canadian-research-on-Salmonella-gets-grant Two Canadian universities have been given almost $10m for research to reduce Salmonella on fresh produce. Researchers from McGill and Laval universities received funding from Genome Canada and Génome Québec. Dr Lawrence Goodridge of McGill University and Roger C. Levesque from the Institute for Integrative Systems Biology (IBIS), Université […]

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  • Almost $10 million for Salmonella research

    Genomic research to identify Salmonella strains that cause human disease. Poultry used to be the usual suspect in cases of Salmonella poisoning. Today, however, most outbreaks of the illness come from fruit and vegetables that have become infected when the soil in which they grow is polluted by animal waste or non-potable water. There currently […]

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