AFNOR Certifies Two New BAX System Methods, Renews Third

AFNOR Certifies Two New BAX System Methods, Renews Third

New certifications have been granted for BAX System Real-Time PCR assays for L. monocytogenes and Genus Listeria; renewal for Real-Time Salmonella assay.

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April 15, 2019

AFNOR, an ISO certification body in France and widely recognized European accreditation body of food safety detection methods, has issued NF Validations in accordance with ISO standard 16140-2 for two of Hygiena’s BAX System Real-Time PCR assays.

The certification of the following assays demonstrates that the BAX System rapid microbiological methods performed equivalent or better than the ISO reference method for detecting pathogens in all human (non-animal feed) food products and industrial production environmental samples, the company said:

  • BAX System Real-Time PCR assay for Listeria monocytogenes
  • BAX System Real-Time PCR assay for Genus Listeria
  • The BAX System Real-Time PCR assay for Salmonella also was renewed for detecting Salmonella sp. in all human food products (excluding milk powder), pet food, and production environmental samples.

“These certifications from AFNOR, which are recognized internationally, emphasizes the ability of our BAX PCR assays to detect potentially pathogenic bacteria in food and environmental samples with performance equal to or better than the ISO reference method,” said, Hygiena Chief Commercialization Officer Ed Luterbach. “These certifications are backed up by independent studies that have demonstrated the effectiveness of the BAX System in a variety of facilities and situations.”

For more information, visit www.hygiena.com.