New NordVal International certificates
New NordVal certificate issued for LactoSens® 0.01%. DirectSens® has developed a biosensor for the determination of residual lactose in lactose-free milk products. Using a specific enzyme and an electrochemical measurement, the lactose concentration is detected using the LactoSens® Reader (LR01) with sensors from the LactoSens® Test Kit (LK0225). Further information is given in the certificate. A validation of LactoSens has been performed according to the NordVal Validation Protocol 2. The performance of the LactoSens® 0.01% assay was compared against the reference method ISO 22662 IDF 198 Milk and milk products – Determination of lactose content by HPLC. The results obtained are satisfactory and document that there is no statistical difference in the performances between the methods for lactose in milk (and milk products) for levels at or above 0.01%. LactoSens is validated for cow/bovine milk. See the certificate here.
NordVal International Certificate 038 "iQ-Check® Salmonella II kit" from Bio-Rad has been renewed. NordVal International has recalculated the data for the method according to ISO 16140-2:2016 and concludes that the method for detection of Salmonella spp. on a broad range of foods provides results equivalent to the results from the reference method. See the certificate here.
NordVal International Certificate 039 "BAX® System Real-Time PCR Assay for Campylobacter jejuni / coli and lari" from Qualicon has been renewed. NordVal International has recalculated the data for the methods according to ISO 16140-2:2016, and concludes that the method for chicken cloacae swabs provides results equivalent to the results from the reference method. See the certificate here
NordVal International Certificate 020 "RAPID’E.coli 2 Agar" from Bio-Rad has been renewed. New studies have been conducted according to ISO 16140-2:2016 and the results reveal that the method provides results equivalent to the results of the reference method for determination of both E.coli and total coliforms in a broad range of foods. See the certificate here
NordVal International Certificate 001 ” TRANSIA® PLATE Salmonella Gold” af BioControl has been renewed.The studies for the extension and the sensitivity study were carried out in 2016 according to the requirements of ISO 16140-2:2016. TRANSIA® PLATE Salmonella Gold is based on a three-step, sandwich-type ELISA (Enzyme Linked ImmunoSorbent Assay) using a microtitre plate with divisible strips coated with antibodies specific for Salmonella and ready-to use reagents. See the certificate here
NordVal certificate No. 046 for DNA Diagnostics method Salmonella Velox has been extended to also cover ready-to-eat og ready-to-reheat products. See the certificate for determination of Salmonella here.