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Safer Turkey Dinners

Food scientists at the University of Missouri have developed a faster and more accurate way to test poultry and eggs for live salmonella contamination.

The DNA-based process provides results in as little as 2-5 hours versus up to five days for current testing techniques that culture samples in a Petri dish. The technique can allow the poultry industry to test for contamination before product is shipped, thus avoiding costly recalls.

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