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bioMérieux Campylobacter solutions receives AOAC approval

15-Oct-2012

bioMérieux has received AOAC Research institute Performance Tested Method (PTM) approvals for the automated VIDAS Campylobacter (CAM) detection assay and the Campy Food Agar (CFA) enumeration and detection methods.

The VIDAS CAM and CFA methods have been validated and certified as effective methods for the detection of chicken carcass rinsate and turkey carcass sampled sponges.

They have also been shown to be effective detection methods for fresh pork, raw chicken breast and processed chicken nuggets.

CFA was also approved for the enumeration of carcass rinsate, turkey carcass sampled sponges, raw pork, raw chicken breast and processed chicken nuggets.

“Food laboratories today are striving to improve productivity and shorten their time-to-results,” said Jean-Marc Durano, corporate vice president, Industrial Microbiology Unit.

“Providing a fully integrated and AOAC validated solution for Campylobacter is a significant milestone in minimizing foodborne pathogens in the meat and prepared foods industry.”