|3M Molecular Detection System Procures Extended Validation from AFNOR CERTIFICATION for Salmonella Assay|
3M Food Safety’s molecular detection technology meets international test criteria for spotting Salmonella in all food categories and environmental products
This follows AFNOR CERTIFICATION’s validation in December of the same product’s efficacy finding Salmonella spp. in egg, meat and dairy products. Based on these two sets of data, the certification is now granted for all food categories and environmental products.1
To obtain NF VALIDATION certification, the 3M Molecular Detection Assay Salmonella test kit went through a comprehensive scientific review process. The assay was tested by an expert independent laboratory against EN ISO 6579, the worldwide standard for detecting Salmonella spp. Next, collaborative studies were conducted by 18 other laboratories from seven different countries to ensure the test method could be effectively reproduced and repeated.
“Salmonella can be found in a wide variety of foods and
Now used in at least 33 countries, the 3M™ Molecular Detection System
was introduced to food processors, third-party reference laboratories
and other customers in
“It’s a great accomplishment that this technology has been
comprehensively validated to detect such a common and harmful organism
throughout the world,” said
For more information, visit www.3M.com/3MMolecularDetectionSystem/SALAFNOR2
1Products excluded for the certification: spices, aromatic herbs, instant coffees and teas, bouillon cubes, concentrates, milk powders and cocoa powders
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