Foodborne pathogen test kits list published by FSIS

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Validated foodborne pathogen test kits
Validated foodborne pathogen test kits
A list of available test kits for validated for detection of foodborne pathogens has been published by the USDA-FSIS (US Department of Agriculture-Food Safety and Inspection Service).

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.

To see the list click HERE

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