AFNOR Certification is an internationally recognized European system that validates food testing methods according to the EN ISO 16140 protocol. The AFNOR VALIDATION mark certifies that a multi-phase validation study by approved expert laboratories demonstrated equivalent results between the alternative test method and the traditional standardized method. This certification meets all the requirements of European regulation 2073/2005 relating to microbiological criteria applicable to food.
“Our goal is to help food companies improve their productivity and profitability with fast, accurate diagnostic tests,” said Doris Engesser-Sudlow, EMEA business leader for DuPont Nutrition & Health. “The AFNOR VALIDATION mark provides another level of highly credible assurance that they can use the BAX® system for quick, convenient and reliable results.”
Food processing companies around the world rely on the BAX® system to detect pathogens or other organisms in raw ingredients, finished products and environmental samples. The automated system uses leading-edge technology, including polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays, tableted reagents and optimized media, to detect Salmonella, Listeria, Listeria monocytogenes, E. coli O157:H7, Cronobacter (Enterobacter) sakazakii, Campylobacter, Staphylococcus aureus and yeast & mold. With certifications and regulatory approvals in the Americas, Asia and Europe, the BAX® system is recognized globally as the most advanced pathogen testing system available to food companies.