New NordVal International certificate
Two NordVal International certificates issued to Biotecon have been renewed: NordVal International Certificate 023 "foodproof® Salmonella Detection Kit, Hybridization Probes and foodproof® Salmonella Detection Kit, 5’ Nuclease, in combination with foodproof® ShortPrep I Kit or foodproof® StarPrep One Kit” and NordVal International Certificate 025 ”foodproof® Listeria monocytogenes Detection Kit, Hybridization Probes and foodproof® Listeria monocytogenes Detection Kit, 5’ Nuclease, in combination with foodproof® ShortPrep II Kit or foodproof® StarPrep Two Kit”. Both methods are real-time PCR and use detection with specific, fluorescence labelled probes. The former is applicable for food, feed and environmental samples and the latter for food and environmental samples. See certificate No. 023 here and No. 025 here.
Two NordVal International certificates issued to Hyserve have been renewed: NordVal International Certificate 042 "Compact Dry X-SA Method for the Enumeration of Staphylococcus aureus in Foods" and NordVal International Certificate 043 ”Compact Dry YM Method for the Enumeration of Yeasts and Moulds in foods”. Compact Dry comprises ready-to-use dry media sheets with culture medium and a cold-soluble gelling agent, rehydrated by inoculating 1ml diluted sample into the centre of the self-diffusible medium. The Compact Dry X-SA and the Compact Dry YM methods both contain chromogenic medium and selective agents for the detection and enumeration of Staphylococcus aureus or yeast and mould, respectively. See certificate No. 042 here and No. 043 here.
NordVal International Certificate 017 "Campylobacter real-time PCR” issued to Eurofins, has been renewed.
This real time PCR method is applicable for the detection of the human pathogenic thermotolerant Campylobacters (C. jejuni, C. coli and C. lari) in chicken raw meat, cloacae swabs and faecal samples collected on disposable shoe covers in rearing houses. See the certificate here.