lunes, 19 de mayo de 2014
3M™ Molecular Detection Assay Salmonella was validated through AOAC INTERNATIONAL
Is the First Action Official Method of Analysis SM (OMA method number 2013.09) for the detection of Salmonella in selected foods.
3M’s Molecular Detection Assay Salmonella was introduced in December 2011 at the same time as the 3M™ Molecular Detection System as a means to help food processors and other parties detect Salmonella and thereby help to prevent salmonellosis, which affects millions of people each year. It received certification from the AOAC-Research Institute as a Performance Tested Methods (PTM) in April 2012.
The Official Methods of Analysis (OMA), AOAC INTERNATIONAL’s premier, internationally recognized program for chemical, microbial and molecular biological testing methods, consists of a multi-laboratory validation of the method, and review by an expert panel. Methods assigned AOAC-OMA Final Action status are used throughout the world by standards organizations who rely on OMA’s reputation for rigorous scientific and systematic scrutiny.
“Food safety is increasingly recognized throughout the world as a crucial to human, social and economic development,” said DeAnn Benesh, 3M Food Safety regulatory affairs specialist. “Our commitment to partnering with leaders in food and science to offer accurate, effective and easily implemented testing solutions is unwavering, and we’re proud to have received this OMA First Action approval from the AOAC’s distinguished review committee.”
The 3M Molecular Detection System offers a unique, reliable and rapid qualitative method of pathogen detection in enriched food and feed, as well as food manufacturing environment samples. Developed with insights from customers around the world and representing multiple food industries, the system integrates two innovative technologies – isothermal DNA amplification and bioluminescence detection. Additional assay test kits are available for E. coli O157 (including H7), Listeria and Listeria monocytogenes.