Clear Labs Releases New Clear Safety Feature

Clear Labs Releases New Clear Safety Feature

The feature enables food safety professionals to detect up to 40 unique Salmonella serotypes. Also, Cargill's Michael Robach joins its board of directors.

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March 4, 2019

Clear Labs has released a new feature on its NGS platform, Clear Safety – Salmonella serotyping enabling food safety professionals to detect up to 40 unique Salmonella serotypes in an enriched sample in about 24 hours. 

Clear Safety allows food manufacturers and service labs to test for presence/absence of pathogens and serotypes at the same time; detect multiple serotypes at once, including several combinations of serotypes and even commonly used laboratory control strains; choose the serotypes are most applicable for their test runs; and tune the platform based on how much or how little they want to see – they can choose at the genus level for the presence or absence of Salmonella, at the species level for Salmonella  bongori and Salmonella enterica, and at the serotype level.

The company also announced that former Vice President, Corporate Food Safety, Quality & Regulatory for Cargill Michael Robach has joined its board of directors. Robach has over 40 years of experience in the food industry, is the co-founder and former President for Safe Supply of Affordable Food Everywhere (SSAFE), and currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and as a member of the U.S. Poultry and Egg Association’s Research Advisory Committee. His memberships include the American Meat Institute, the National Turkey Federation, the International Association of Food Protection, the Institute of Food Technologists, and the American Society for Microbiology.

Additionally, Mike has worked with the World Organization of Animal Health (OIE) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on harmonized animal health and food safety standards. He is also a former member of the Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Council Executive Committee for the Grocery Manufacturers Association, and he has worked closely with the USDA and FDA regarding food safety policy, HACCP, and regulatory reform based on science.

“In their mission to bring next-generation sequencing technology out of the clinical space and into food, Clear Labs truly represents the future of the industry,” said Robach. “They have built an incredibly dynamic and progressive platform that is leveling up food safety technologies for professionals across food industries. It is a privilege to sit on their board.”