NF VALIDATION was attributed to 120 microbiological methods

As of July 3rd 2014, 120 microbiological methods in the food industry as well as 3 antibiotic detection methods are certified NF VALIDATION. All the microbiological methods are validated according to the NF EN ISO 16140 standard protocol requirements.

During its meeting held on  July 3rd 2014, the NF VALIDATION “Technical Board – Food Microbiology” approved by vote:

- The validation of a new method: 3M Rapid Yeast and Mold Petrifilm Plate (3M Health Care) for the enumeration of Yeast and Mold in all human food products, animal feed and environmental samples

- The validation renewal (without modifications) of the following methods: ADIAFOOD Salmonella (bioMérieux), ALOA COUNT (bioMérieux), Listeria Precis Enumeration (OXOID Ltd), MicroSEQ Salmonella spp (Life Technologies), Premi-Test (R-Biopharm AG), RAPID’L. mono/Gélose Detection (BIO-RAD) et VIDAS SLM/Single selective enrichment (bioMérieux)

- The validation extension of the method ThermoScientific SureTect Listeria spp PCR Assay (OXOID Ltd) to all human food and feed products and production environment samples

Next meetings of NF VALIDATION “Technical Board – Food Microbiology”:

- 2014 : October 2nd and 3rd, November 27th and 28th

- 2015 : January 29th and 30th, March 26th and 27th, May 21st and 22th, July 2nd and 3rd, October 1st and 2nd, December 3rd and 4th

14 methods for microbiological water analysis are certified NF VALIDATION

As of May 13th, 2014, 14 methods for microbiological water analysis are certified NF VALIDATION. The methods for detection / quantification of Legionella using PCR are certified according to a protocol based on NF T90-471 and ISO/TS 12869 standards. The other methods are certified according to a specific technical protocol, developed by AFNOR Certification, that compares the alternative method to a standard method.

During its meeting held on May 13th, 2014, the NF VALIDATION “Technical Board – Water General protocol” approved by vote:

- The validation renewal of the method Xplorer64/Chek’N Safe Enterococci (Bio-Rad)

Others new methods are currently following the validation process.

Next meeting of the NF VALIDATION “Technical Board – Water General protocol” for 2014: November 7th .

NF VALIDATION was attributed to 119 microbiological methods

As of May 16th , 2014, 119 microbiological methods in the food industry as well as 3 antibiotic detection methods are certified NF VALIDATION. All the microbiological methods are validated according to the NF EN ISO 16140 standard protocol requirements.

During its meeting held on May 15th and 16th 2014, the NF VALIDATION “Technical Board – Food Microbiology” approved by vote:

- The validation renewal of the methods VIDAS LIS , VIDAS LMO2, VIDAS SLM Dual Selective enrichment, BACARA (bioMérieux), BAX System RT-PCR Assay E. coli O157:H7 (Dupont Qualicon)
- The validation extension of the methods VIDAS SPT and VIDAS ECPT (bioMérieux) for a new protocol in 25g sample sizes specific to raw beef and raw veal including seasoned meats (enrichment in BPW + Vancomycin Additive in 16-24 hours), SOLUS Salmonella ELISA (Solus Scientific Solutions Ltd) extending its scope to all human food and feed products and production environment samples (except those from primary production).

Next meetings of NF VALIDATION “Technical Board – Food microbiology” for 2014 : July 3rd and 4th, October 2nd and 3rd, November 27th and 28th.