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Rapid technological upgrades decrease the time it takes to detect Listeria monocytogenes. Scientists in Norway have established a faster method to detect Listeria, which could contribute to faster methods in Food Safety. 

Sequence technologies were compared to provide quicker results to determine the presence or absence of this pathogen. While this is currently not able to differentiate between distinct Listeria types, it would be able to provide results before the risk of contaminated food products infecting consumers. 

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This advancement would benefit the entire food industry by preventing food contamination resulting in reduced economic and reputational losses and listeriosis cases. The evaluation of this new method will continue until March 2023 with the aim to establish faster and more cost effective Listeria identification techniques. 

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