Point of Care Testing for Food Safety: Development of Rapid Assays for Salmonella and Campylobacter
Food safety is a major concern and current approaches may take weeks to detect harmful bacteria that has contaminated food. This project involves the development of a rapid detection test kit to allow food processors to see if food has been contaminated by potentially harmful bacteria before the food is sent to market. The interns’ main objectives are to develop these rapid test kits working with our industrial partner. The kit will benefit food processors by finding contamination before food is shipped from their plants while the consumer benefit by having safer food. The benefit to our industrial partner is that this will lead to new technology for a Canadian company that can be used to sell these kits world-wide.