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27th June 2016  Content supplied by: Joint Research Centre (JRC)

Certified Reference Material for Staphylococcal Toxin A in Cheese


The European Commission's science and knowledge service the Joint Research Centre has developed and made available for release the first certified reference materials for testing whether Staphylocoocal Enterotoxin A (SEA), is present in cheese and are designed to improve the reliability of measuring SEA in cheese at sub nanogram/gram levels.

The three new reference materials IRMM-359a-c (a blank and two SEA-containing materials) were developed in accordance with ISO Guide 34 and characterised by laboratories adhering to ISO/IEC 17025. These reference materials will help laboratories in method validation and method performance verification, and they will increase the reliability of measuring SEA in cheese at sub nanogram/gram levels. The certification report and the certificates are available in the JRC reference materials catalogue.

For more info visit ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/news/new-certified-reference-materials-detect-bacterial-enterotoxin-cheese


    

Date Published: 27th June 2016

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