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Title:

Oysters Australia IPA: the use of FRNA bacteriophages for rapid re-opening of growing areas after sewage spills

Project Number:

2015-037

Organisation:

SARDI Food Safety and Innovation

Principal Investigator:

Kate Hodgson

Project Status:

Current

FRDC Expenditure:

$270,273.00

Program(s):

Industry

Objectives

1. Establish baseline levels of FRNA bacteriophages in “at risk” Australian growing areas

2. Determine appropriate sampling plans for FRNA bacteriophages in shellfish following sewage incidents

3. Enable implementation of FRNA phage levels as a management tool for use following adverse sewage incidents in bivalve shellfish growing waters

4. Train laboratories to be competent in using appropriate testing methodologies for FRNA phages in shellfish