NF VALIDATION (Food) : What’s new in March 2019?

As of April 25th, 138 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, 3 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 March 21st and 22th of March 2019, AFNOR Certification approved:

  • The validation of two alternative methods : GeneDisc STEC (Pall GeneDisc Technologies) et RAPID’B cereus (Bio-Rad) for respectively detection of STEC and des Bacillus cereus.
  • The certification extensions for BACGene Salmonella spp. (Eurofins Genescan Technologies) for the possibility to use the Bio-Rad CFX96 Touch Deep Well instrument, Bio-Rad CFX Maestro software v1.1 and the upgrade to v1.5 of Agilent AriaMxTM software, BACGene Listeria spp., Listeria monocytogenes and Listeria Multiplex (Eurofins Genescan Technologies) for the use of Bio-Rad CFX Maestro software v1.1 and the upgrade to v1.5 of the Agilent AriaMxTM software, 3M Molecular Detection Assay 2 – Salmonella (3M France) for the analysis of pet food, animal feed and primary production environmental samples.
  • The certification renewals (according to the new EN ISO 16140-2: 2016) of BACGene Salmonella spp. (Eurofins Genescan Technologies), PREMI-TEST (R-Biopharm) et Test 3M Petrifilm Staph Express (STX) A et B (3M France).

Our next meetings of the TC:

  • 2019: May 16th & 17th, July 3rd & 4th, October 3rd & 4th, November 28th & 29th