How the University of Georgia is working to prevent food contamination

The University of Georgia is working to detect food contamination before products reach the grocery store.

Researchers are using a rapid diagnostic test to detect listeria. They hope once perfected, it can be a part of a food production line.

Listeria can cause severe illness in pregnant women, newborns, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems. Listeria is the third leading cause of death from food borne illness or poisoning.

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