The Governement of Canada is partnering with Génome Québec to better trace viruses in Canada's food supply

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Thursday July 23, 2015

The Governement of Canada is partnering with Génome Québec to better trace viruses in Canada's food supply

A partnership between the CFIA and Génome Québec has been created to develop genomics-based analytical methods for pathogen detection and epidemiological support. This partnership is expected to lead to the development of more precise, molecular-based methods for identifying specific strains of foodborne viruses. This ultimately could help the CFIA trace outbreaks of viral foodborne illness back to a specific source and take a more targeted approach to recalling contaminated products. It will also allow public health officials to identify high-risk strains of foodborne viruses.



To learn more about this partnership, click here.



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