AOAC RI Approval for Genevision Listeria Tests
Genevision food safety tests for the detection of Listeria monocytogenes and Listeria species have been granted Performance TestedSM status by the AOAC Research Institute, and become the third and fourth Genevision tests to be validated in the United States.Warnex are currently progressing with AOAC validation for the Genevision Salmonella test and expect to receive it shortly.
The AOAC Research Institute is a non-profit international scientific organization that administers the Performance TestedSM Methods Program. Within this program, a third-party review showed that the Genevision tests detected L. monocytogenes and Listeria spp. as well as or better than traditional culture methods.
The L. monocytogenes test was granted Performance TestedSM status for a "Variety of Foods", which required the validation of the method with at least 10 different food matrices from five different food groups. The detection of Listeria spp. was validated for "Selected Foods", including sliced ham, ground pork, sausages, pre-cut lettuce, yoghurt, raw beef, raw cod fillet, green beans, and mayonnaise.
Warnexs Genevision tests use state-of-the-art genomics-based technology to rapidly and accurately detect the presence of harmful pathogens in food products. The technology allows for the simultaneous detection of multiple pathogens and processing of samples within 24 to 48 hours, a significant improvement over traditional microbiology tests.
Source: Warnex Inc. [Canada]
Now part of bioMerieux (Industrial) View company information
Posted: August 5, 2004
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