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Clostridium Botulinum Detection and Control

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Evaluate the feasibility of using biological competition (biocontrols) and high hydrostatic pressure (HHP) in foods to prevent outgrowth and toxin production by C. botulinum. Evaluate a sensitive ELISA-ELCA system to replace the mouse bioessay for C. botulinum detection. Determine the time-to-toxin production of strains isolated form botulism outbreaks.
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Center For Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
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Natural Toxins