3M Food Safety this week said that its 3M Molecular Detection Assay Salmonella received an NF Validation mark from AFNOR Certification.
To obtain NF Validation certification for egg, meat, and dairy food products (excluding milk powders), the performance of the 3M Molecular Detection Assay Salmonella for those products was validated in comparison with results of the ISO 6579 worldwide standard for detecting Salmonella spp. Additional NF Validation studies of the assay on seafood and vegetables, as well as processing environment samples, are anticipated in 2013, 3M said.
The Salmonella assay was among three pathogen test kits the company introduced alongside its 3M Molecular Detection System less than a year ago. In April, AOAC Research Institute granted PTM certification of the assay.