As of July 19th, 140 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, 3 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 the 3rd of July and the 4th of July 2019, AFNOR Certification approved:
- The validation of one alternative method : Salmonella Species DNA Test Kit (BioChek (UK Ltd)).
- The certification renewals (according to the new EN ISO 16140-2: 2016) of Compass Listeria agar detection (SOLABIA), RAPID’Listeria spp. and RAPID’Listeria monocytogenes (BIO-RAD).
Our next meetings of the TC:
- 2019: October 3rd & 4th, November 28th & 29th