As of October 26th, 132 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, 2 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 4th and 5th of October 2018, AFNOR Certification approved:
- The validation of EXTENSO (Unisensor) for the detection of antibiotic residues in raw commingled cows’ milk.
- The certification extensions for Thermo Scientific SureTect Listeria monocytogenes PCR Assay and Thermo Scientific SureTect Listeria spp. PCR Assay (Oxoid Thermo Fisher Scientific) for the possibility to use the QuantStudio 5 RT-PCR instrument with the RapidFinder Analysis software v1.0, GENE-UP Cronobacter spp. (bioMérieux) for the upgrade to v3.0 of the GENE-UP Routine software, GENE-UP Salmonella spp. (bioMérieux) for the validation of new protocols in 25g and 375g samples size for milk powders, infant formula and cereals and ingredients, VIDAS LMO2 – BIO 12/11-03/04 (bioMérieux) for the possibility to use the protocol with enrichment step in LPT broth at 30°C for the analysis of industrial production environmental samples.
- The certification renewals (according to the new EN ISO 16140-2: 2016) of ALOA Count (bioMérieux), ESIA One Day (bioMérieux) and BAX PCR Assay for Salmonella (Qualicon Diagnostics).
Our next meetings of the TC:
- 2018: December 3rd & 4th
- 2019: January 31st & February 1st, March 21st & 22nd, May 16th & 17th, July 3rd & 4th, October 3rd & 4th, November 28th & 29th
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