Roka Bioscience’s system to detect foodborne pathogens and environmental samples has been adopted by the Department of Defense (DoD) Food Analysis and Diagnostic Laboratory (FADL).
The automated molecular system, called Atlas, has been chosen with the Atlas Listeria and Salmonella detection assays, both of which have AOAC Performance TestedSM certification.
It uses a three-step procedure—Enrich, Transfer, Automate—and can process more than 300 samples in eight hours.
FADL plans to use the Atlas System for high-volume sample testing for Listeria and Salmonella in foods that are provided to US armed forces worldwide.
FADL, based at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas protects the armed forces, ensuring food safety, fitness for consumption, and contractual compliance through microbiological, chemical, and toxicological testing of food and bottled water.