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US: Project seeks test for ‘viable but non-culturable’ pathogens

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Center for Produce Safety:A handful of pathogens – including Salmonella and Shiga toxigenic E. coli (STEC) – can go into a dormant state where they remain virulent but can’t be detected through traditional culturing methods. Dr. Xiaonan Lu, an associate professor of food science at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, wants to change that.

Read the full article at the Center for Produce Safety website