NF VALIDATION (Food) : Focus on May 2020

As of May 25th 2020, 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 14th May 2020, AFNOR Certification approved

  •  The certification extensions for the alternative method IDEXX SNAP Beta-Lactam ST (IDEXX Laboratories) in order to include a visual reading.
  •  The certification renewals (according to the new EN ISO 16140-2: 2016) of GENE-UP® UP Salmonella and Simple Method For Salmonella (SMS) (bioMérieux).

Our next meetings of the TC:
2020: July 2nd & 3rd , October 1st & 2nd, December 3rd & 4th