NF VALIDATION (Food): the news of February 2024 !

As of February 13, 2024, the NF VALIDATION mark was awarded to 138 methods of analysis in food microbiology, validated according to the protocol EN ISO 16140-2: 2016.

In addition, 3 methods for detecting antibiotic residues are validated according to the antibiotic validation protocol of AFNOR Certification.

On the positive opinion of the Agri-Food Technical Office of the mark NF VALIDATION of 8 February 2024, AFNOR Certification approved :

The renewal of the TEMPO® CAM and VIDAS® Listeria monocytogenes II (LMO2) (bioMérieux) methods.

The extension of methods:

–  BACGene Salmonella spp., BACGene Listeria spp. , BACGene Listeria monocytogenes, BACGene Listeria Multiplex (Gold Standard Diagnostics) to extend the scope of application to the use of the OT-2 Liquid Handler.

–  Thermo Scientific™ SureTect™ Salmonella species PCR Assay, Thermo Scientific™ SureTect™ Cronobacter species PCR Assay, Salmonella Precis (OXOID ThermoFisher) to extend the scope of application to the addition of a new selective novobiocin supplement containing a blue dye, Thermo Scientific™ PrecisBlue™ supplement.

–  GENE-UP® Salmonella (bioMérieux) to extend the scope of application to the use of a new enrichment protocol with BACTVIAB™ PMAxx™ pre-treatment for the analysis of milk powders, infant feeding and infant cereals with and without probiotics, and infant food.

Our next Agri-Food Technical Office meetings will be:

April 3 and 4, June 12 and 13, October 2 and 3, and December 4 and 5, 2024.