As of July 4th 2017, 136 alternative methods for microbiological food analysis are certified NF VALIDATION : 100 are validated according to the protocol EN ISO 16140: 2003 and 36 according to the protocol EN ISO 16140-2: 2016. Two methods for the detection of antibiotics residues in food are validated according to the NF VALIDATION specific protocol.
During his meeting held on July 3rd and 4th 2017, the NF VALIDATION Technical Board (Application to agribusiness) approved by vote:
– The validation (according to EN ISO 16140-2:2016 protocol) of the following method: SalmoPresto PE (Prestodiag) for the detection of Salmonella spp. in egg products.
– The validation extensions of the following methods: GENE-UP Salmonella, GENE-UP Listeria spp. and GENE-UP Listeria monocytogenes (bioMérieux) for update of GENE-UP software’s version; ANSR for Salmonella (Neogen Europe) extended to all human food products and animal feed.
– The validation renewals (according to EN ISO 16140-2:2016 protocol) of Solus Salmonella ELISA and Solus Listeria ELISA (Solus Scientific).
Next meetings of the NF VALIDATION Technical Board (Application to agribusiness): 2017 : October 2nd and 3rd, November 23th and 24th. 2018 : January 25th and 26th, March 22th and 23rd, July 2nd and 3rd, October 4th and 5th, December 3rd and 4th