NF VALIDATION (Food): Technical Board of March 2018

As of March 23rd, 2018, 136 alternative methods for microbiological analysis in food are certified NF VALIDATION: 60 are validated according to the protocol EN ISO 16140: 2003 and 74 according to the new protocol EN ISO 16140-2: 2016. Two methods for the detection of antibiotics residues in food are validated according to the Validation protocol antibiotics.

During his last meeting, held from 22nd to 23rd of March, 2018, the NF VALIDATION Technical Board (TC) approved by vote:

  • The validation of two new alternative methods, the 3M Molecular Detection Assay 2 – Cronobacter in powdered infant formula and infant cereals with or without probiotics, raw materials, and production environmental samples; GENE-UP Cronobacter spp. for the analysis in infant cereals and powdered infant formula with or without probiotics.
  • The validation renewals (according to the new EN ISO 16140-2: 2016 protocol) of the following alternative methods: Thermo Scientific SureTect Salmonella species PCR Assay, Thermo Scientific SureTect Cronobacter species PCR Assay, RAPID’Salmonella, RAPID’Enterobacteriaceae, VIDAS Listeria DUO and TEMPO STA.

Our next meetings of the TC:

  • 2018 : May 17th & 18th , July 2nd & 3rd, October 4th & 5th, December 3rd & 4th.
  • 2019: January 31st & February 1st, March 21st & 22nd, May 16th & 17th , July 3rd & 4th, October 3rd & 4th , November 28th & 29th.