The AOAC-PTM certification validates 3M´s unique, molecular approach as equivalent to or better than standard FDA and USDA reference methods for the detection of Salmonella. For more information visit www.3M.com/3MMolecularDetectionSystem/SALAOAC
The AOAC Research Institute bases certification of methods on independent study results demonstrating that a given method meets the claims expressed in package inserts. For the 3M Molecular Detection Assay - Salmonella method PTM study, artificially contaminated samples were enriched and evaluated by the 3M Molecular Detection System as well as the appropriate FDA or USDA FSIS reference methods. These samples included evaluation of meat, poultry, eggs, seafood, produce and pet foods. No statistically significant differences in sample results were observed between the 3M Molecular Detection Assay - Salmonella and these reference methods.
“This method validation is an important milestone, constituting the first of what we believe will be many confirmations of a robust and capable technology,” said DeAnn Benesh, regulatory affairs specialist with 3M Food Safety. “Evaluation of Salmonella, and other pathogens using this technology, continues to be very promising, underscoring how the 3M Molecular Detection System´s simple, streamlined method provides accurate results.”
3M Food Safety is pursuing additional global method validations for the 3M Molecular Detection Assay - Salmonella to present to the marketplace. The company developed the 3M Molecular Detection System and its test kits with the needs of its worldwide food processing clientele in mind, involving them early on in the design process. Ultimately, a small but powerful technology was produced, capable of targeting and amplifying nucleic acid in enriched samples with great success.