As of March 26th 2015, 120 microbiological methods in the food industry including 3 antibiotic detection methods are certified NF VALIDATION. All the microbiological methods are validated according to the NF EN ISO 16140 standard protocol requirements.
During its meeting held on March 26th 2015, the NF VALIDATION “Technical Board – Food Microbiology” approved by vote:
– The validation of a new method: DuPont BAX System Real-Time PCR Assay for Salmonella spp (DuPont Qualicon) for the detection of Salmonella spp in meat products, egg products, vegetables and seafood, and pet food; BACGene Salmonella spp (Eurofins GeneScan) for the detection of Salmonella spp in all human food products and Thermo Scientific SureTect Escherichia coli O157:H7 PCR Assay (Oxoid Thermo Fisher Scientific) for the detection of E. coli O157:H7 in raw beef.
– The validation renewal of the following methods: chromID Lmono Agar (bioMérieux) and OXOID Listeria Rapid Test (Oxoid Thermo Fisher Scientific).
Next meetings of NF VALIDATION “Technical Board – Food Microbiology”: May 21st and 22th, July 2nd and 3rd, October 8th and 9th, December 3rd and 4th 2015