It identified relevant foodborne pathogens as salmonella, campylobacter, E. coli O157:H7, listeria spp. including L. monocytogenes, and non-O157 STECs.
The test kits must be validated by recognized independent organizations (AOAC, AOAC-RI, AFNOR, MicroVal, NordVal), a US regulatory body (FSIS MLG or FDA BAM) or an ISO method.
The agency stressed that none of the test kits are implicitly approved by USDA FSIS and said it plans to update validated test kit lists on a quarterly basis.
Manufacturers include, DuPont Qualicon, BioControl Systems, Merck, BIOTECON Diagnostics, 3M, Neogen, bioMérieux and Bio-Rad Laboratories.
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