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27th June 2018  Content supplied by: Hygiena International Ltd

BAX® System Assays Now Meet New ISO 16140-2 Standard for All AFNOR-approved Methods

AFNOR has issued extensions in accordance with the new ISO standard 16140-2 for all 10 BAX® System assays previously certified.

In addition to extending all the assays to the newest ISO standard and software version, the BAX® System Real-Time PCR assay for Salmonella was also extended for dairy (except powdered milk) and chocolate food categories and a shortened enrichment protocol for raw meats and raw seafood. With these additions, the BAX® System Real-Time PCR assay for Salmonella is now certified for all human food products, pet food and environmental samples (except primary production samples). The 10 assays (real-time and traditional PCR) are listed below:

BAX assays meeting ISO 16140-2 and AFNOR standards

“These certifications from AFNOR, which is recognized internationally, emphasizes the ability of our PCR assays to detect potentially pathogenic bacteria in food and environmental samples with performance equal to or better than the ISO reference method,” said Ed Luterbach, Chief Commercialization Officer at Hygiena. “We believe we are the only company that has all of its PCR assays AFNOR-validated. These certifications are backed up by independent studies that have demonstrated the effectiveness of the BAX® System in a variety of facilities and situations.”

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