( Courtesy Clear Labs )

Menlo Park, Calif.-based Clear Labs has announced that its flagship product, Clear Safety, has received Association of Official Agricultural Chemists (AOAC) Performance Tested Methods certification for genus listeria and Listeria monocytogenes testing. 

“The pace of adoption of next-generation sequencing is increasing rapidly, and we’re now starting to see this technology play a major role in food safety,” Sasan Amini, CEO of Clear Labs, said in a news release. 

“AOAC’s program, the premier certification program in the U.S., helps the food industry make informed decisions built on data they can trust. We’re proud to have built a platform that meets or exceeds the AOAC’s rigorous standards.”

Clear Safety is also AOAC Performance Tested for Salmonella enterica testing, according to a news release, having received AOAC certification in 2018.

The release said the AOAC test found that Clear Safety provides qualitative detection of listeria, stating that the platform performed as well or better than the relevant methods from FDA’s Bacterial Analytical Manual and FSIS’s Microbiology Laboratory Guidebook.

In July this year, according to the release, Clear Labs announced the addition of new listeria testing and Environmental Mapping capabilities to its Clear Safety Platform.

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