bioMerieux AOAC Approval for VIDAS CAM and Campy Food Agar Methods
Comprehensive Solution Rapidly Detects and Enumerates Campylobacter in Foods
bioMerieux, have announced AOAC Research institute Performance Tested MethodSM (PTM) approvals for the automated VIDAS® Campylobacter (CAM) detection assay and the Campy Food Agar (CFA) enumeration and detection methods.
Campylobacter is one of the most common causes of diarrheal illness in the United States. Active surveillance through FoodNet indicates that about 13 cases are diagnosed each year for each 100,000 persons in the population1. Campylobacteriosis is estimated to affect over 2.4 million persons every year, or 0.8% of the population1. Most cases of campylobacteriosis are associated with eating raw or undercooked poultry meat or from cross-contamination of other foods by these items in addition to unpasteurized milk or contaminated water.
The VIDAS® CAM (PTM # 051201) and CFA (PTM # 071201) methods have been validated and certified as effective methods for the detection of chicken carcass rinsate and turkey carcass sampled sponges when compared to USDA/FSIS MLG 41.00 reference method; and as effective detection methods for fresh pork, raw chicken breast and processed chicken nuggets when compared to ISO 10272-1 and 2:2006 reference methods. CFA was also approved for the enumeration of carcass rinsate, turkey carcass sampled sponges, raw pork, raw chicken breast and processed chicken nuggets when compared to the USDA/FSIS MLG 41.00 reference method and ISO 10272-1 and 2:2006 reference methods, respectively.
For more information on VIDAS (CAM) and Campy Food Agar along with other bioMerieux Industry technologies, please visit www.biomerieux-industry.com.
(1) United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety Inspection Services
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Posted: October 9, 2012
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