NF VALIDATION (Agro) : News of October 2021

On November 30th, 2021, 150 alternative methods of analysis in food microbiology 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 the transition is scheduled for the end of 2021. In the meantime, the 2 types of certificates are still valid.

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

Following the positive agreement of the Technical Board (TB) of Food expressend during its meeting held on October 6th and 7th 2021, AFNOR Certification has approved :

  • Certifications extensions of the GENE-UP Listeria spp. 2 (LIS 2) and GENE-UP ® Listeria monocytogenes 2 (LMO 2) methods (bioMérieux) in order to validate a new protocol for the analysis of dairy products with LX broth enrichment in all human food products, RAPID’B. cereus (BIO-RAD) in order to extend the scope to the analysis of ” industrial production environmental samples” and “animal feed products”
  • Certification renewals (according to the new EN ISO 16140-2: 2016 protocol): 3M™ Petrifilm™ Select’ E. coli (SEC), 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Coliforms (14h), 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Coliforms (total 24h), 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Coliforms (gas 24h), and 3M™ Petrifilm™ Lactic Acid Bacteria Count Plate (3M Health Care), Pathatrix™ Salmonella spp. Kits Linked to Selective Agar Detection and Pathatrix™ Salmonella spp. Kits Linked to MicroSEQ™ Salmonella (OXOID ThermoFisher, Life Technologies), QIAGEN mericon Salmonella spp. (QIAGEN), RAPID’Enterobacteriaceae and RAPID’Salmonella (BIO-RAD), Thermo Scientific™ SureTect™ Salmonella species PCR Assay, Thermo Scientific™ SureTect™ Listeria spp. species PCR Assay and Thermo Scientific™ SureTect™ Listeria monocytogenes species PCR Assay (OIXOID ThermoFisher)

Our next meetings :

2021: December 8th and 9th

2022: February 2nd and 3rd, April 7th and 8th, June 15th and 16th, October 6th and 7th, December 7th and 8th.