Clear Labs flagship product, Clear Safety, has received AOAC Performance Tested Methods certification for genus Listeria and Listeria monocytogenes testing, license number #091901. Clear Safety is also AOAC Performance Tested for Salmonella enterica testing, having received AOAC certification in 2018.
The AOAC test found that Clear Safety provides qualitative detection of Listeria. In inclusivity and exclusivity evaluations to test the sensitivity and specificity of the Clear Safety Method, the platform performed as well as or better than the relevant methods from FDA’s Bacterial Analytical Manual and FSIS’s Microbiology Laboratory Guidebook. “The pace of adoption of next-generation sequencing is increasing rapidly, and we’re now starting to see this technology play a major role in food safety,” said Clear Labs CEO Sasan Amini.
In July 2019, Clear Labs announced the addition of new Listeria testing and Environmental Mapping capabilities to its Clear Safety Platform. As a three-in-one solution for Listeria detection, persistence monitoring (resident/transient analysis), and visualizing contamination incidents, Clear Safety does not require multiple platforms or the creation of isolates, which reduces the turnaround time for identifying and characterizing contamination and pinpointing its source, resulting in significant cost savings and operational efficiency for Listeria testing and environmental mapping, the company said
The Clear Safety Platform provides an automated end-to-end NGS-based food safety platform for routine pathogen testing. Leveraging the latest technology in molecular testing, proprietary bioinformatics algorithms, a modern software suite, and robotics, Clear Safety helps food safety professionals reduce risk with highly accurate pathogen testing, identify serotypes faster than ever, and react quickly to pathogen outbreaks, the company said.
In addition to Clear Safety, Clear Labs’ Platform supports testing for ingredient authenticity, GMO, and microbiome testing. Clear Labs is accredited by A2LA for technical competence in the field of biological testing. To learn more about Clear Labs, visit: http://www.clearlabs.com/.