NF VALIDATION (Food) : What’s new in December 2020?

As of January 8th 2021, 143 alternative methods for microbiological analysis in food are certified NF VALIDATION, validated according to the protocol EN ISO 16140: 2003 or its new version EN ISO 16140-2: 2016. The update of the files is done gradually, on the occasion of renewals or extensions. The end of transition is scheduled for 2021. In the meantime, the 2 types of certificates are still valid.

In addition, 5 methods for the detection of antibiotics residues in food are validated according to the Validation protocol antibiotics of AFNOR Certification.

Following the positive agreement of the Technical Board (TC) expressed during its meeting held on 3rd and 4th December 2020, AFNOR Certification approved:

  • The certification validation for BACSpec Salmonella 2 (Eurofins GeneScan Technologies Gmbh), BAX System Real-Time PCR Assays for STEC Suite and BAX System Real-Time PCR Assays for E.coli O157:H7 (Qualicon Diagnostics) and CSD method (SOLABIA SAS) pour le dénombrement des Cronobacter spp.
  • The certification extensions for : GENE-UP® Salmonella (bioMérieux) for analysis of primary environmental production samples, Thermo Scientific™ SureTect™ STEC Screening PCR Assay and Thermo Scientific™ SureTect™ STEC Identification PCR Assay ((OXOID Thermo Fisher Scientific) for analysis of raw meats excluding poultry meats (375g), IRIS Salmonella (SOLABIA SAS) for the use of a new enrichment protocol.
  •  The certification renewals (according to the new EN ISO 16140-2: 2016) of TEMPO  EC (bioMérieux), AL Recherche and AL Enumeration (BIO-RAD) , BACGene Listeria spp., BACGene Listeria Multiplex, BACGene Listeria monocytogenes and BACSpec Listeria (Eurofins GeneScan Technologies Gmbh).

Our next meetings of the TC:

  • 2021: February 3rd & 4th , April 7th & 8th, June 16th& 17th, October 6th & 7th, December 8th & 9th