|Author (Corporate)||European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)|
|Series Title||EFSA Journal|
Molecular typing methods are laboratory techniques, such as whole genome sequencing, that enable the classification and comparison of strains of disease-causing bacteria.
The European Food Safety Authority's Panel on Biological Hazards (BIOHAZ), in December 2013, completed its review of the methods for typing the food-borne pathogens Salmonella, Escherichia coli, Listeria and Campylobacter, and evaluated the effectiveness of these methods for: a) Detecting and identifying food-borne outbreaks; b) Estimating the contribution of various sources to food-borne illnesses; c) Predicting which strains of food-borne pathogens may potentially cause epidemics.
|Subject Categories||Business and Industry, Health|
|Countries / Regions||Europe|