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Development of a rapid test for foodborne pathogens

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A Michigan State University-led research team has received a $769,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to develop a rapid biosensor test for foodborne pathogens. The project is supported by NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative.

The rapid test will be used onsite at poultry farms and processing facilities to inspect large samples for Salmonella and Campylobacter, two common foodborne illness-causing bacteria.

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