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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Genome Canada, and Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions are funding an 18-month, C$600,000 ($594,000) initiative to map the Listeria genome, in an effort to enable the development of rapid detection methods, Food Safety News reports. "Currently, it takes at least five days to confirm the presence of Listeria," Food Safety News adds.

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