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Salmonella Species PCR Assay Offers Validated Method for Fast, Simple Detection of Food Pathogens

Published: Friday, May 16, 2014
Last Updated: Friday, May 16, 2014
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The NF validation certificate granted by AFNOR Certification for the SureTect Salmonella Species Real-Time PCR Assay.

Food microbiology laboratories can now confidently test to a recognized standard for Salmonella species with the Thermo Scientific SureTect Salmonella Species Assay, which has been granted an NF validation certificate by AFNOR Certification for all foods and pet food.

The SureTect Salmonella species PCR Assay has proven to be comparable to the reference method ISO 6579:2002, “Microbiology of food and animal feeding stuffs: Horizontal method for the detection of Salmonella species.”

The Association Francaise de Normalization, or AFNOR, is an association of more than 2,500 member companies that leads and coordinates standards development and promote the application of these standards.

"We are delighted to have received validation of our Salmonella species PCR assay, which is one of a number of assays we offer for molecular food testing," says Sumi Thaker, VP Global Marketing, Microbiology, Thermo Fisher Scientific. "These assays are part of the SureTect Real-Time PCR System that has been designed to streamline test workflow and reduce time to result, which are primary considerations in today’s pathogen test selection. All of our current assays have an NF VALIDATION certificate granted by AFNOR Certification as well as all being granted Performance Tested MethodSM status by the AOAC Research Institute."

The SureTect System was developed to detect microorganisms quickly and accurately in a broad range of foods and associated samples. This unique solution combines:

• Ease of use: Pre-filled lysis tubes and tableted PCR reagents to minimize the number of pipetting steps and hands-on time
• Speed: Optimized single enrichment step for key food matrices and straightforward sample lysis in less than 20 minutes
• Convenience: Common PCR protocols facilitate efficient processing of multiple assays in the same run

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