IFSH Spearheads a Symposium on Whole Genome Sequencing's Application to Food Safety

The IFSH Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) for Food Safety Symposium on September 28, 29 and 30 at Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge acted as a catalyst for participants to learn about the fast developing technologies for Whole-Genome Sequencing, the specific applications and benefits of the IFSH WGS project and the services it provides for the food industry, and more. You can view the final program here. Participants will be notified as soon as presentations are available for distribution.

Synopsis: Whole genome sequencing (WGS) has become the preferred method for reliably identifying a foodborne pathogen, finding its sources and implementing proper food safety control procedures. The Institute for Food Safety and Health (IFSH) Whole Genome Sequencing Symposium will educate and promote WGS technology among food industry professionals. IFSH aspires to encourage communication and collaborations between Food and Drug Administration (FDA), IFSH and the food industry in order to explore and implement the best methods of detection of foodborne microorganisms causing disease or food spoilage, formulate the best and most rapid response to any pathogen outbreak to assure public health.

Dr. Behzad Imanian