The validation covers food types, including meat, poultry, dairy, fruits, vegetables, bakery products, pet food and environmental samples.
It was backed by the AOAC Research Institute (AOAC-RI) as a method extension of a Performance Tested Method.
The smaller footprint BAX System X5 handles 32 samples compared to the 96-sample capability of the Q7 platform.
It provides next-day results for most sample types after a standard enrichment protocol and about 3.5 hours of automated processing.
Morgan Wallace, DuPont Nutrition & Health senior microbiologist and validations leader for Diagnostics, said many customers rely on AOAC-RI and other third-party certifications as evidence that a pathogen detection method meets accuracy and sensitivity requirements.
“Adopting a test method that has received these certifications allows them to use the method right away, minimizing a laboratory’s requirements for expensive, time-consuming in-house validation procedures before they can begin product testing.”