New tests could hamper food outbreak detection

By MARY CLARE JALONICK and LAURAN NEERGAARD Published: December 12, 2012
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— New tests that promise to speed up diagnosis of food poisoning pose an unexpected problem: They could make it more difficult to identify dangerous outbreaks like the one that sickened people who ate a variety of Trader Joe's peanut butter this fall.

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