NF VALIDATION (Food): Technical Board of January 2017

As of January 27th 2016, 132 alternative methods for microbiological food analysis are certified NF VALIDATION : 109 are validated according to the protocol EN ISO 16140:2003 and 23 according to the protocol EN 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 January 26th and 27th 2016, the NF VALIDATION “Technical Board – Food Microbiology” approved by vote:

– The validations (according to the validation protocol EN ISO 16140-2:2016) of three methods: BACGene Listeria spp. + BACGene Listeria Multiplex (Eurofins GeneScan) for the detection of Listeria spp. in all human food products and production environmental samples, BACGene Listeria monocytogenes + BACGene Listeria Multiplex (Eurofins GeneScan) for the detection of Listeria monocytogenes in all human food products and production environmental samples, and BACSpec Listeria (Eurofins GeneScan) for the detection of Listeria spp. in all human food products and production environmental samples.

– The extension of the scope of GENE-UP Listeria monocytogenes (bioMérieux) to all human food products and production environmental samples.

– The validation renewals (according to the validation protocol EN ISO 16140-2:2016) of TEMPO EC (bioMérieux) and iQ-Check Cronobacter spp. (BIO-RAD).

Next meetings of the NF VALIDATION “Technical Board – Food Microbiology”: 2017: 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 23rd, July 2nd and 3rd.

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