USPOULTRY is offering two technical references to develop plant biomapping studies using whole genome sequencing technology. These references are the first documents for USPOULTRY’s Food Safety Technical Reference Series, which are dedicated to use as validation for food safety programs. This technical reference series serves as a tool in the implementation of testing protocols for the identification of microbial populations from carcass rinse, swabs or APC plate samples using next genome sequencing (NGS) technology.