NF VALIDATION (Agro) : Technical Board of January 2020

As of February 13th 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 30th and 31th of January 2020, AFNOR Certification approved

  •  The certification extensions for : BACGene Listeria spp. , BACGene Listeria monocytogenes, BACGene Listeria Multiplex (Eurofins GeneScan Technologies GmbH) for the use of FastFinder software (PCR analysis platform), COMPASS Bacillus cereus Agar (SOLABIA SAS) for use a new protocol with an incubation time at 21 hours.
  •  The certification renewals (according to the new EN ISO 16140-2: 2016) of  VIDAS® Listeria monocytogenes II (bioMérieux) , RAPID’E.coli O157:H7 (BIO-RAD), MicroSEQ™ Listeria spp. et MicroSEQ™ Listeria monocytogenes (Life Technologies Part of Thermo Fisher scientific), TRANSIA® PLATE Listeria (Millipore S.A.S part of Merck Group), Salmonella Precis (Oxoid Ltd Thermo Fisher Scientific), COMPASS® Listeria Agar (Enumeration) (SOLABIA SAS).

Our next meetings of the TC:
2020: March 26th & 27th, May 14th& 15th, July 2nd & 3rd , October 1st & 2nd, December 3rd & 4th