NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Bio-Rad Laboratories said today it has received a No Objection Letter from the US Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service for its iQ-Check real-time PCR method for detecting Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) bacteria in beef.

In June, USDA FSIS began testing for six new strains of STEC bacteria declared to be adulterants in beef trim, in addition to the E. coli O157:H7 strain that was already regulated.

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