AOAC Certifies Neogen's ANSR Salmonella Assay

Certification confirms performance of new product.

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July 3, 2012

LANSING, Mich. – Neogen received Performance Tested Method Certification from the AOAC Research Institute for its new ANSR Salmonella assay, designed for fast detection of Salmonella in food and environmental samples.

Neogen introduced the ANSR rapid pathogen detection system with the Salmonella assay in May. The certification independently confirms the performance of the assay as equivalent to that of the FDA or USDA reference methods for Salmonella detection, the company said.
 
“ANSR is the solution for those customers who want fast and accurate results in an extremely easy-to-use format, and this certification is a confirmation of the method and the technology used in the ANSR pathogen detection system,” said Gerry Broski, food safety marketing director for Neogen.
 
The ANSR system uses an isothermal DNA amplification process and fluorescent molecular beacon technology for detection of a targeted pathogen, the company said. The AOAC approval covers the use of the ANSR system to detect Salmonella in food matrices for raw ground beef, raw ground turkey, chicken carcass rinse, hot dogs, oat cereal and sponge or swab samples from stainless steel, plastic, ceramic tile, sealed concrete and rubber environmental surfaces.