RapidChek SELECT Salmonella Now AFNOR Certified
The RapidChek® SELECT™ Salmonella test system has received AFNOR VALIDATION certification and validation as an alternative method for detecting Salmonella within 24 hours from various samples - including meat, seafood, vegetables, eggs, dairy, feed, and environmental.
This validation enables European customers who are required to follow ISO testing methods to confidently use RapidChek SELECT Salmonella, thereby benefiting from its ability to rapidly and accurately detect this dangerous food pathogen.
The AFNOR VALIDATION process is an internationally recognized European third party certification that validates alternative 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 approved for AFNOR Certification, has demonstrated equivalent results between the RapidChek SELECT Salmonella system and the ISO standardized method.
The general conditions under which this mark is granted meet all of the requirements of European regulation (EC) 2073/2005 relating to the microbiological criteria applicable to foodstuffs, thereby giving it European recognition.
The RapidChek® SELECT system is an easy, accurate, flexible, and rapid food pathogen detection technology. It combines the simplicity of lateral flow test strips with SDIX's proprietary, patented phage-based enrichment and immuno-detection tools to significantly enhance both specificity and sensitivity of testing and enable improved pathogen detection.
Source: SDIX [USA]
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Posted: April 27, 2010
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