VIDAS® Staph Enterotoxin (SET2) Gets AOAC Approval
bioMérieux have announced the AOAC Research Institute method approval for the VIDAS second generation Staphylococcal Enterotoxin assay, SET2. The certificate number is 070404.
The VIDAS Staphylococcal Enterotoxin II (SET2) assay detects staphylococcal enterotoxins A, B, C (C1, C2, C3), D and E in a variety of foods. The VIDAS SET2 was validated and certified as a Performance Tested Method by the AOAC Research Institute as an effective method for the detection of staphylococcal enterotoxins in a variety of foods, including frozen lasagne, chocolate éclair, canned mushrooms (post-retort), powered eggs, roast beef, cooked chicken, ham, Italian salami, smoked salmon, potato salad, unpasteurized milk, cheddar cheese, yogurt, ice cream and nonfat dry milk (non-instant).
Overall, the data demonstrates that the VIDAS SET2 test is rugged and is highly sensitive, specific and reproducible for the detection of staphylococcal enterotoxins in a variety of foods, with a 100% detection at the lowest concentrations tested, 0.25 ng toxin/g of food.
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Posted on December 13, 2004