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Minimize Food Waste and Maximize Food Safety

Operational Technologies Corporation in San Antonio, Texas received funding through NIFA's SBIR program and has developed a highly sensitive and specific test strip for the major foodborne pathogens Campylobacter jejuni, Escherichia coli, Salmonella enterica, and Salmonella typhimurium. This technology significantly reduces the time required to test pathogens in foods from 24-72 hours to approximately 30 minutes. The time saved to test pathogens may reduce the spread of pathogens and minimize food waste.

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