The Fresh Produce Safety Centre has released a new industry report on rapid diagnostic methods for the detection of pathogens on fresh produce. The report, Rapid Diagnostic Methods for Foodborne Pathogens: Outlook for the Fresh Produce Industry, was commissioned as part of the FPSC 2025 Innovation Agenda.

The report details the state of current research on technologies for the quick identification of pathogens, identifies the most promising technologies for the fresh produce industry, and provides conclusions and recommendations including the next steps that should be taken to advance the field of rapid diagnostic methods.

Read the full report and two-page summary.

Rapid Diagnostic Methods Webinar
Join us online on Monday 19 July 1-2pm AEST / 3-4pm NZ to hear a summary of the report from co-author Dr Jo Rush. She will facilitate a Q&A panel session with some of the research experts in the field. Panelists include:

  • Dr Sharon Jones – General Manager Technical, One Harvest Ltd, Australia 
  • Dr Craig Billington – Science Leader, Environmental Science & Research, NZ
  • Dr Alex Quinn, co-author of the Rapid Diagnostics report

After a short presentation on the report, and a facilitated Q&A with the panelists, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions about the future of rapid diagnostic methods.

The webinar event page can be found here.