As of July 6th 2016, 125 alternative methods for microbiological food analysis are certified NF VALIDATION : 115 are validated according to the protocol EN/ISO 16140:2003 and 10 according to the protocol ISO 16140-2:2016. Two methods for the detection of antibiotics residues in food are validated according to the NF VALIDATION specific protocol.
During its meeting held on June 30th and July 1st 2016, the NF VALIDATION “Technical Board – Food Microbiology” approved by vote:
– The validations according to the protocol ISO 16140-2:2016 of GENE-UP Salmonella (bioMérieux) for the detection of Salmonella spp. in meat products, and ready-to-eat and ready-to-reheat food products, LESS Plus for Listeria + ANSR for Listeria or culture media and LESS Plus for Listeria monocytogenes + ANSR for Listeria monocytogenes or culture media (NEOGEN Europe Ltd) for the detection of Listeria spp. or Listeria monocytogenes in all human food products and production environmental samples.
– The validation extensions of the following methods for OXOID Thermo Fisher Scientific: Thermo Scientific SureTect Listeria species PCR Assay and Thermo Scientific SureTect Listeria monocytogenes PCR Assay for the use of ABI 7500 Fast instrument and its RapidFinder Express software V2.0, Thermo Scientific SureTect Cronobacter species PCR Assay for a new protocol for powdered infant formula (300g) and the use of ABI 7500 Fast instrument and its RapidFinder Express software V2.0, Thermo Scientific SureTect Salmonella species PCR Assay for a new enrichment protocol for dairy products and the use of ABI 7500 Fast instrument and its RapidFinder Express software V2.0.
– The validation renewals according to the protocol EN/ISO 16140:2003 of 3M Petrifilm Rapid Coliform Count Plate, 3M Petrifilm Select E. coli Count Plate, 3M Molecular Detection Assay for Salmonella, 3M Molecular Detection Assay E. coli O157 (3M Health Care), ALOA One Day (bioMérieux). For VIDAS Listeria monocytogenes II (LMO2) (bioMérieux), the validation renewal has been performed according to the protocol ISO 16140-2:2016.
Next meetings of the NF VALIDATION “Technical Board – Food Microbiology”: 2016: September 29th and 30th, November 24th and 25th. 2017: January 26th and 27th, March 23rd and 24th, May 18th and 19th, July 3rd and 4th, September 28th and 29th, November 23th and 24th. 2018: January 25th and 26th, March 22th and 23th, July 2nd and 3rd.