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Breakthrough in Food Safety

Posted by The College of Science at OSU on May 1, 2009

fightingfishBack in October, we posted about an exciting advance in Microbiology that could revolutionize the food industry, providing solutions to determining food safety and avoiding costly waste. We now have an article in the Spring 2009 issue of Terra to share with you!

Until now, there’s been no quick, accurate way to directly test food products for bacterial toxicity. But a breakthrough in the laboratory of OSU microbiologist Janine Trempy promises to help limit food-borne illnesses and spare lives while potentially saving companies millions in unnecessary recalls.

This very big discovery turned up in cells of a very small fish.

In addition, Janine, our associate dean in the College of Science, appeared on a Canadian Discovery Channel show called Daily Planet. You can view the video clip here at the Daily Planet website.

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