Biosensor Detects Salmonella in Food Samples

Biosensor Detects Salmonella in Food Samples
A microfluidic biosensor able to detect trace amounts of salmonella could help prevent dangerous food poisoning outbreaks.

The sensor, from a team at the University of Missouri, relies on a fluid combined with the food in question that can identify the presence of salmonella and other bacteria in just a few hours. Since that timeline is about the same as the average worker’s shift, the device can provide enough warning to stop a product’s disbursement before it is sent to consumers. The research team now hopes to test the sensor device in the commercial setting, where it could drastically improve food safety.

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