• If you need to identify the nature and source of contamination in any food item, OriGen from Fera gives you all the capabilities you need.
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OriGen uses state-of-the-art Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) to identify the source of bacterial contamination in foods, and is backed up with tailored support and advice from our expert scientists.

OriGen helps you to quickly trace the cause of contamination and avoid expensive and damaging product recalls. As supply chains expand across the globe and become ever more complex, quality control systems are coming under increasing strain, and the number of product recalls is growing. OriGen can help you manage the risks by tracking bacterial contaminants and locating the source of contamination – it can even pinpoint a single machine or raw ingredient as the root cause.

WGS allows for a new level of precision in dealing with bacteria entering the food supply chain, minimising the chances of future contamination from the same source.

  • Advanced whole genome sequencing (WGS) used to distinguish pathogen strains.
  • Can be supplied as a kit with full instructions to support your existing sampling regime.
  • Avoid costly product recalls – reducing waste and saving money.
  • Isolate the source of contamination to prevent recurrence.

OriGen Capabilities

Identifies Major Bacteria

The OriGen test can find the source of four major food-borne bacteria:

  • Campylobacter
  • Escherichia coli (E. Coli)
  • Listeria
  • Salmonella

All analyses are fully validated and performed to current industry standards.

Scientific Support

OriGen is backed by our team of expert food safety scientists who are leader in their field. We will work with you to ensure OriGen meets the individual needs of your business and situation, providing knowledge and interpretation built on many years experience working with industry and regulatory bodies.

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