Foodborne pathogens, such as E. coli and Salmonella, are a significant source of intestinal illness in Cambodia. Identifying where they enter the vegetable supply chain — on farms, during transport, at distribution centers or in markets — is key information for developing strategies to strengthen food safety. A recent training has equipped Cambodian researchers at three institutions in a cutting-edge genomic technique to bolster pathogen tracking and reduce foodborne illness.

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