Real Time PCR for Food Safety

Detect Environmental Listeria With Only 18 Hour Enrichment, Now AOAC PTM

Roka Bioscience, Inc. has received  AOAC Performance Tested MethodsSM certification from the AOAC Research Institute (AOAC-RI) for an 18 to 24-hour Listeria spp. enrichment using FoodChek Systems' ActeroTM ELITE Listeria Enrichment Media ("Actero™ Listeria Media") for environmental samples.

The Atlas® Listeria Environmental (LE) Detection Assay is now approved for the detection of Listeria spp. from environmental surfaces (stainless steel grade 316, plastic (PVC), and sealed concrete) after an 18 to 24-hour enrichment. Independent laboratory study testing was conducted by Q Laboratories, Inc., as part of the AOAC-RI independent third-party evaluation and validation processes.

"Actero™ Listeria Media's faster enrichment times not only provide more flexibility for the laboratory, but also enable companies to have a more rapid response to environmental Listeria.  With the increase in regulation and FDA swabathons, Listeria environmental control has become paramount to the food processors. The Atlas® System in combination with Actero™ Listeria Media enable companies to have better control of their food safety programs," said Dr. Erin Dreyling, Roka's Vice President, Research & Scientific Affairs.

Tags: Listeria, Environmental Monitoring, Listeria monocytogenes, AOAC PTM

Date Published: August 18, 2017

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