New NordVal International certificates

NordVal International Certificate 038, "iQ-Check® Salmonella II kit", from Bio-Rad has been renewed. It is a qualitative method allowing the detection of Salmonella spp-specific DNA sequences after enrichment in buffered peptone water. It is based upon polymerase chain reaction and real time detection using fluorescent probes. NordVal International evaluated the data for the method according to NordVal International protocol No. 1 and ISO 16140-2:2016 and concludes that the method for detection of Salmonella spp. on a broad range of food, animal feed and primary production samples provides results equivalent to the results from the reference method. See the certificate here.

NordVal International Certificate 020 issued to Bio-Rad for RAPID’E.coli 2 Agar has been renewed. The method describe ready-to-use selective and chromogenic plates, which inhibits growth of Gram-positive bacteria and of the principal Gram-negative bacteria other than Enterobacteriacae. The method is applicable for detection of E. coli in a broad range of foods. See the certificate here.

NordVal International Certificate 033 issued to HyServe for Compact Dry TC Method for enumeration of total count has been extended. The method describe ready-to-use chromogenic plates. An extension study was performed to extend the method and to ensure compliance with ISO 16140-2 and NordVal Validation Protocol 1. By reviewing the results, NordVal International concludes, that the method provides results equivalent to the results from the reference method when applied for detection in a broad range of foods, pet food and environmental samples. See the certificate here.

NordVal International Certificate 039 issued to Qualicon Diagnostics for BAX® System Real-Time PCR Assay Campylobacter jejuni/coli/lari has been renewed. The method is a direct method without enrichment step and with ready to use tubes for the BAX instrument. The method is applicable for detection of Campylobacter jejuni, coli and lari in poultry faeces on cloacae swabs. See the certificate here.

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