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BAX® System Salmonella Assay Now Certified by AOAC for Environmental Testing

Food processors who already rely on the BAX® system from DuPont Nutrition & Health as a certified method for detecting Salmonella in their end products and ingredients can now use the same PCR assay to monitor their production environments.

Validation studies comparing the BAX® system to traditional culture methods for detecting Salmonella on stainless steel, concrete and other surfaces found that the BAX® system demonstrated the same level of accuracy but shaved days off the time to result. Based on those studies, AOAC Research Institute (Gaithersburg, Md.) has extended their certification of the BAX® system Salmonella assay as a Performance TestedSM method for use on environmental samples.

'The good news for customers, especially those who require certified methods, is that they can improve operational efficiencies while saving time and money by using a single, highly reliable test - the BAX® system Salmonella assay - for all sample types,' said Kevin Huttman, president -- DuPont Nutrition & Health.

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Posted on January 14, 2009