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Merck range for Salmonella testing

Don't take any chances - use reliable Salmonella test kits from Merck

Salmonella are among the most common causes of food poisoning - contaminating above all poultry meat, eggs, milk and milk products. Recent cases, however, show that other food can be affected as well: In 2008, Salmonella typhimurium findings in peanut butter caused considerable anxiety in the U.S. food market. More than 80 companies had to recall hundreds of products due to the widespread use of peanut butter which also serves as additive for other food products. This recent salmonella outbreak in the U.S. demonstrates again the immense importance of Salmonella diagnostics.

Reliable testing according to international standards
Extensive regulations govern the testing for Salmonella. EU food safety criteria regulate for which foods and food groups the absence of Salmonella is to be confirmed, and standards describe in detail how this is to be done. As a competent partner for food analytics and hygiene, Merck provides a comprehensive, high-quality product portfolio for reliable food testing according to national and international standards (ISO 6579:2002, US FDA BAM, DIN etc.).

The right choice: Granulated culture media from Merck
Granulated culture media from Merck are perfect for the standard-conforming classical verification of the absence of Salmonella according to ISO 6579 in every kind of sample material. Their unique granulated form rules out the unwanted separation of specific components in the media and eliminates dust generation as well as the risk of inhaling hazardous substances. Moreover, these products exhibit excellent free-flowing properties, wettability and solubility making them much easier to use than traditional media.

Merck products for detection according to ISO 6579
  • Buffered Peptone Water (BPW) for sample preparation

  • Salmonella Enrichment Broth acc. to RAPPAPORT/ VASSILIADIS (RVS broth) for selective enrichment

  • XLD- and the well known chromogenic Medium RAMBACH® - Agar for detection


Merck products for detection according to US FDA BAM (Bacteriological Analytical Manual) e. g.
  • Selenite Cystine broth for enrichment

  • Lactose broth for isolation and identification

If you need faster results: High-speed solutions from Merck
The innovative high-speed tests from Merck are simple to perform and provide the same reliability as classical detection methods, at the same time offering considerable savings of time and costs. All rapid tests are approved by the AOAC Institute as alternative methods for the standard-conforming Salmonella testing.

  • Singlepath Salmonella
  • The fast and convenient Singlepath® Salmonella lateral flow test is performed only from one selective enrichment culture. You get your Yes/No answer in only 20 minutes.

  • foodproof® Salmonella
  • With foodproof® Salmonella detection kit from Merck enables Salmonella tests based on state-of-the-art PCR technology - for various platforms like LightCycler and TaqMan and with less than 24 hours time to result including pre-enrichment.


    Proven quality for reliable detection
    Merck laboratory products for microbiology have always set the highest standards for quality. All analytical products from Merck are thoroughly tested in our central quality control laboratory. This guarantees reliable detection even with low amounts of bacteria. Together with our product, you receive comprehensive documentation fully satisfying the highest regulatory demands.

    With Merck, you can make sure your product really is free of Salmonella.

    Merck Cat No. Product Description
    107228 Buffered Peptone Water (BPW)
    107700 RAPPAPORT-VASSILIADIS Broth (RVS)
    105287 XLD - Agar
    107500 RAMBACH® - Agar
    107709 Selenite Cystine Broth
    107661 Lactose Broth
    104140 Singlepath® Salmonella
    120453 foodproof® Salmonella Detection Kit, Hybridization Probes (for LC 1.x, 2.0)
    120465 foodproof® Salmonella Detection Kit Hybridization Probes (for LC 480)
    102459 foodproof® Salmonella Detection Kit TqM Probes (for a broad variety of TaqMan® based instruments)


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    NOTE: This item is from our 'historic' database and may contain information which is not up to date.

    Source: Merck Millipore View latest company information

    Posted: February 20, 2009
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