Wilmington, Delaware, February 19, 2013
DuPont™ BAX® System Certified by AOAC for Salmonella Detection
A new test for detecting foodborne Salmonella with the DuPont™ BAX® System has been certified as Performance TestedSM Method #081201 by the AOAC Research Institute. This assay uses powerful polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology with real-time detection to deliver fast, accurate results.
“We’re very pleased to add this certification to our BAX® System line of advanced food diagnostics,” said Doris Engesser-Sudlow, global diagnostics leader, DuPont Nutrition & Health. “Food companies that require certified testing methods can now use this Salmonella assay to help release products faster, saving inventory costs and extending shelf life.”
The AOAC Research Institute – a non-profit, international, scientific organization that administers the Performance TestedSM Methods program – provides an independent, third-party assessment of proprietary analytical methods to ensure that products perform as claimed. Validation of this BAX® System assay found it to be an effective method for detecting Salmonella in raw ground beef, chicken rinses, cream cheese, bagged lettuce, dry pet food and on stainless steel surfaces.
Food processing companies around the world rely on the BAX® System to detect pathogens or other organisms in raw ingredients, finished products and environmental samples. The automated system uses leading-edge technology, including PCR assays, tableted reagents and optimized media to detect Salmonella, Listeria species, Listeria monocytogenes, E. coli O157:H7 and STEC, Campylobacter, Staphylococcus aureus, Vibrio, and yeast and mold. Many of these tests have been certified by AOAC and AFNOR and/or approved by government agencies in the Americas, Asia and Europe. For more information about the BAX® System, one of the most advanced pathogen detection systems available to food companies, please visit www.fooddiagnostics.dupont.com.
DuPont Nutrition & Health addresses the world’s challenges in food by offering a wide range of sustainable, bio-based ingredients and advanced molecular diagnostic solutions (formerly available under DuPont Qualicon) to provide safer, healthier and more nutritious food. Through close collaboration with customers, DuPont combines knowledge and experience with a passion for innovation to deliver unparalleled customer value to the marketplace. More information is available at www.food.dupont.com.
DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit www.dupont.com.