NF VALIDATION: New validations for food microbiology scheme

As of October 3rd 2014, 118 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 October 2nd  and 3rd 2014, the NF VALIDATION “Technical Board – Food Microbiology” approved by vote:

– The validation of a new method: D-Count TVC (bioMérieux) for the enumeration of Mesophilic Aerobic Flora in the pasteurized dairy based desserts, UHT milks and meats products.

– The validation renewal of the following methods: TEMPO EB (bioMérieux), GeneDisc Listeria spp (PALL GeneDisc Technologies), GeneDisc Listeria monocytogenes (PALL GeneDisc Technologies), and HQS Cronobacter spp Sybr (ADNucleis).

Next meetings of NF VALIDATION “Technical Board – Food Microbiology”:

– 2014 : November 27th and 28th

– 2015 : February 5th and 6th, March 26th and 27th, May 21st and 22th, July 2nd and 3rd, October 8th and 9th, December 3rd and 4th