Food processors and service labs who need a fast, accurate test for Listeria can now use the latest BAX® System assay from DuPont Nutrition & Health to enhance their food protection programs. This next-generation test, which combines shorter, simpler sample preparation and faster real-time processing without sacrificing accuracy or reliability, will be introduced at the Food Safety Summit in Baltimore, Md., April 8 to 10.
“Listeria species can be an indicator that harmful Listeria monocytogenes is present, which can cause serious illness, particularly for persons with heightened susceptibility,” said Rob McPheeters, Diagnostics leader, DuPont Nutrition & Health. “This new assay demonstrates our commitment to providing the best value in science-based solutions for evolving food protection needs to help producers and manufacturers significantly reduce this risk.”
The DuPont BAX System Real-Time PCR Assay for genus Listeria can be used as a quick and reliable method for detecting Listeria in a variety of products and has been validated on frankfurters, cooked shrimp, spinach, queso fresco cheese and environmental surfaces. Furthermore, the assay provides additional flexibility by allowing customers to test for both Listeria and Salmonella in the same batch, with results for both organisms in a little over an hour.
Food processing companies around the world rely on the BAX System to detect pathogens or other organisms in raw ingredients, finished products and environmental samples. The automated system uses leading-edge technology, including PCR assays with tableted reagents and optimized media, to detect Salmonella, Listeria species, Listeria monocytogenes, E. coli O157:H7 and STEC, Campylobacter, Staphylococcus aureus, Vibrio, and yeast and mold. Many of these tests have been certified by AOAC and AFNOR and/or approved by government agencies in the Americas, Asia and Europe. For more information about the BAX System, one of the most advanced pathogen detection systems available to food companies, please visit fooddiagnostics.dupont.com.