A molecular detection test for salmonella from 3M Food Safety is now validated by the Association of Analytical Communities International as a “first action official method of analysis.”
The complete review of the test is scheduled to be published in an upcoming edition of AOAC International’s Journal, according to a news release from 3M, St. Paul, Minn.
The “Official Methods of Analysis” is AOAC International’s internationally recognized program for chemical, microbial and molecular biological testing methods. It consists of a multi-laboratory validation of the method and review by an expert panel. Methods assigned AOAC-OMA Final Action status are used throughout the world by standards organizations, according to the AOAC website.
The 3M Food Safety company launched the salmonella molecular detection assay in December 2011 when it launched the 3M Molecular Detection System. Other assays are available for E. coli and listeria.
The pathogen testing systems offer reliable and rapid detection in enriched food samples as well as samples from processing equipment and environments. The system integrates two innovative technologies — isothermal DNA amplification and bioluminescence detection, according to the 3M news release.