USDA FSIS Chooses 3M for Campylobacter Testing
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USDA FSIS Chooses 3M for Campylobacter Testing

The Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service will use 3M's product in testing for poultry.

April 20, 2021

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — 3M Food Safety has been awarded a contract from the Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS) for Campylobacter detection with the 3M Molecular Detection System. The award makes the 3M Molecular Detection System the primary method to be used by USDA FSIS for the detection of Campylobacter in poultry. 3M has begun working with USDA FSIS to initiate the transition process and the USDA FSIS will announce when the transition is complete for testing Campylobacter with the 3M system.

USDA FSIS previously named the 3M Molecular Detection System as the primary method for Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes testing for meat, poultry and egg products.

For poultry processors, the 3M Molecular Detection System, which uses assays for both Campylobacter and Salmonella, is a complete solution that can be used in parallel to test both bacteria. 3M's system, utilizing a single protocol for both pathogens post-enrichment, aims to allow processors to perform up to 96 tests of both pathogens in a single 60-minute run. In addition to the assay, 3M offers ready-to-use 3M Campylobacter Enrichment Broth, a simplified enrichment medium that requires the addition of only sterile water, aiming to eliminate many steps in preparation of traditional media.
"The 3M Molecular Detection System has proven to be a highly accurate and efficient tool for many food producers and contract labs globally," said Srini Raman, 3M Food Safety vice president.