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15th June 2018  Content supplied by: Hygiena International Ltd

Hygiena Launches New Selective Media for Listeria, Salmonella

Hygiena has begun selling Actero™ Elite Enrichment Media, validated for use with the BAX® System real-time PCR assays for Listeria and Salmonella.

The two Actero™ Elite Enrichment Media formulations, produced by FoodChek Systems, Inc., are known in the industry for superior quality, single-step enrichment allowing for reduced sample handling, reduced enrichment media volumes, and faster time to results.

“We are delighted to be able to provide Actero™ Elite Enrichment Media to our BAX® System customers, which enables them to improve their ability to detect pathogens in food or environmental samples,” said Shannon Bullard, global product manager at Hygiena. “This partnership provides customers with industry leading technology providing accurate and efficient pathogen detection that is easy to use resulting in faster product release.”

William Hogan, FoodChek President & CEO, said, “We are very pleased with the opportunity of working with Hygiena and its outstanding food safety testing expertise. Hygiene’s competencies, reputation of food safety excellence and global reach make them an ideal partner for FoodChek in bringing our Actero Elite Enrichment Media to the food safety testing market.”

The Actero™ Elite Enrichment Media is formulated to suppress the growth of non-target organisms while promoting the growth of target organisms. Together, Actero™ Elite Enrichment Media and the BAX® System can provide environmental detection results in 22 hours for Listeria and 16 hours for Salmonella. The products are available in powder and liquid MediaBox™ formats. Other benefits of each media formulation are:

  • For Listeria species assays, time to results can occur between 18-26 hours depending on sample source, and they feature a single-step enrichment.
  • For Salmonella species assays, time to results can occur between 14-26 hours depending on sample source, and they feature a single-step enrichment.

Hygiena’s BAX® System PCR Assays have been certified as a Performance Tested MethodSM by the AOAC Research Institute (AOAC-RI), and are also approved by Health Canada, the country’s national health agency, for use in food and environmental surface samples.

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