As of December 23th, 142 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, 4 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 of October 2019, AFNOR Certification approved:
- The validation of the alternative methods : BACGene E.coli O157:H7 (Eurofins GeneScan Technologies GmbH) for detection of E.coli O157:H7.
- The certification extensions for BACGene Salmonella spp. (Eurofins GeneScan Technologies GmbH) for the use of FastFinder software (PCR analysis platform), GENE-UP® Cronobacter and GENE ® Salmonella (bioMérieux) a new specific protocol for the analysis of milk powders without probiotics (375g size sample).
- The certification renewals (according to the new EN ISO 16140-2: 2016) of Thermo ScientificTM SuretectTMEscherichia coli O157:H7 PCR Assay (OXOID Thermo Fisher), BAX® System PCR Assay for E. coli O157:H7 MP (Qualicon Diagnostic, Lcc), REBECCA base et REBECCA + EB, REBECCA + EB, VIDAS Up Salmonella (SPT) et ALOA ONE DAY (bioMérieux), ANSR for Listeria spp. and ANSR for Listeria monocytogenes (NEOGEN Europe, Ltd).
Our next meetings of the TC:
- 2020: January 30st & 31th, March 26th & 27th, May 14th& 15th, July 2nd & 3rd , October 1st & 2nd, December 3rd & 4th