Archive for March, 2012

Mar 14, 2012 Add a comment

Auburn’s Detection & Food Safety Center

More than 48 million Americans each year fall ill from foodborne illnesses like Salmonella and E. coli. Those illnesses – according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – cost the U.S. more than $77 billion per year. The sheer volume of food imported or produced in the U.S. makes the problem terrifically complex. [...]

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Mar 05, 2012 Comments Off

Tiny Sensors Detect Huge Diseases

Sensors developed by food safety engineer Bryan Chin are revolutionizing the way inspectors test food for biological pathogens that sicken about one in six Americans each year. A 2011 outbreak of Listeria claimed 16 lives in Colorado. Salmonella contamination of eggs, tomatoes, jalapenos and peanut butter from 2008 to 2010 infected thousands of people and [...]

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