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Americas: 3M Food Safety’s solution deemed official method by body

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The 3M Molecular Detection Assay 2 – Salmonella by 3M Food Safety has been approved for Official Method of Analysis by AOAC International.

The validation certifies that the test kit is equivalent or better than standard reference methods for the detection of Salmonella in food and food processing environmental surfaces.

The Official Methods of Analysis, AOAC International’s program for chemical, microbial and molecular biology testing methods, consists of a multi-laboratory validation of the method, and subsequent review by an expert panel.

Food matrices within the scope of the validation include raw ground beef, black pepper and instant non-fat dry milk.

The solution offers short enrichment times, as low as 10 hours for 25 g or composited 325 g raw meat samples.

All four next-generation assays – Salmonella, Listeria, and Listeria monocytogenes, and E. coli O157 (including H7) – use a streamlined workflow that is 30% faster than the first generation, with less steps and a unique color-change indicator for increased control during assay processing.