CDC’s 83 geographically spread PulseNet laboratories, aligned within seven regions, are now using WGS as they scan their respective territories for outbreaks. This advance gives public health officials the ability to solve outbreaks faster and with more accuracy. It is already helping find and define more outbreaks as it reveals the pathways of the stealthier foodborne pathogens.
This new deep-dive into the universe of health-harming organisms carries with it increased risks for the foodservice operator as a new, previously unknown, layer of evidence is penetrated and exposed.
This is the third chapter in this series presented by Pam Ritz, President of Specialty Risk Management Services, Inc. and Handwashing For Life. Let’s again join Pam ...