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March 31, 2014

DuPont Nutrition & Health Introduces the BAX® System Real-Time PCR Assay for Genus Listeria

Next-generation test provides simplified preparation and faster results with same reliable accuracy and convenience

 

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October 8, 2013

DuPont™ BAX® System Certified by AOAC for Detecting Pathogenic E. coli (STEC)

The DuPont™ BAX® System has been certified by the AOAC Research Institute as a Performance Tested Method (PTM) for detecting Shiga toxin-producing E.coli (STEC) in beef trim and ground beef.

 

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September 30, 2013

DuPont™ BAX® System Adopted by USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service to Detect Pathogenic E. coli

New Real-Time PCR Assays Added to FSIS Microbiology Laboratory Guidebook of Test Methods

 

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May 29, 2013

DuPont Nutrition & Health Hosts 12th Annual Food Quality Award

DuPont Nutrition & Health recently hosted the 12th annual Food Quality Award reception and ceremony, honoring Taylor Farms of Salinas, Calif., for their commitment to food safety and quality.

 

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April 30, 2013

DuPont™ BAX® System for Salmonella Approved as AOAC Official Method of Analysis

Real-time PCR Assay Awarded OMA Status for Detecting Salmonella in a Variety of Food

 

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March 27, 2013

DuPont Qualicon is now DuPont Nutrition & Health

DuPont has recently combined three of its food-related units (Danisco, Solae and Qualicon) into one robust business called DuPont Nutrition & Health. This newly organized business is dedicated to delivering premier ingredients and advanced diagnostics that help food companies deliver safer, healthier and more nutritious food.

 

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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.

 

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June 7, 2012

USDA FSIS Issues Letter of No Objection for BAX® System STEC Suite

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a letter of no objection to DuPont’s claim that the BAX® System STEC suite is comparable to the FSIS reference method MLG 5B.01 for detecting top Shiga toxin-producing strains of E. coli (STEC).

 

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May 24, 2012

Seegene and DuPont to develop highly mulitplexed molecular assays for food safety testing

Seegene Inc., a leading developer of multiplex molecular technologies and diagnostic tests, and DuPont Nutrition & Health, a leading provider of rapid, molecular diagnostic systems, have agreed to jointly develop new, highly multiplexed assays for the detection of foodborne pathogens.

 

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May 15, 2012

Häns Kissle Wins 11th Annual Food Quality Award

Häns Kissle Company, LLC of Haverhill, Mass., was recently honored as winner of the 11th annual Food Quality Award at a reception attended by almost 300 food industry professionals during the Food Safety & Security Summit in Washington, D.C.

 

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April 26, 2012

AMI Expo: DuPont Nutrition & Health to Present its Broad Range of Solutions for Nutrition and Food Safety

The DuPont Nutrition & Health booth at the American Meat Institute Expo May 1-3, will showcase an extensive selection of products and services that provide a new level of opportunity for the food industry

 

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December 13, 2011

BAX® System Receives FDA Equivalence for Detecting Salmonella Enteritidis in Eggs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has awarded test method equivalency to the BAX® System from DuPont Qualicon for detecting Salmonella enteritidis in eggs.

 

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October 17, 2011

Expanded Database Advances Identification Capabilities of the DuPont™ RiboPrinter® System

DuPont Qualicon has added over 1,500 patterns to its RiboPrinter® System database, providing pharmaceutical and food companies, public health practitioners and epidemiologists with more of the information they need to identify contaminating bacteria in their production environments.

 

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October 3, 2011

DuPont Helps Food Industry Comply with New USDA Food Safety Policy

BAX® System STEC Suite Provides Fast, Accurate Detection of Pathogenic E. coli

 

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May 3, 2011

BAX® System Real-Time Assay for Detecting E. coli O157:H7 Approved by Health Canada

Beef processors in Canada can now use a real-time BAX® System assay from DuPont Qualicon to test ground beef and beef trim for E. coli O157:H7. This rapid method delivers same-day results, providing reduced hold times and increased confidence in release decisions.

 

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April 28, 2011

Mastronardi Produce Honored at Food Quality Award Reception Hosted by DuPont Qualicon

Mastronardi Produce, winner of the 10th annual Food Quality Award, was honored by more than 250 food industry professionals at a presentation and reception hosted by DuPont Qualicon during the Food Safety & Security Summit in Washington, D.C.

 

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October 5, 2010

The Wall Street Journal Recognizes DuPont with 2010 Technology Innovation Award

DuPont Qualicon BAX(R) System named as runner-up in Medicine-Biotech category of Wall Street Journal 2010 Technology Innovation Awards.

 

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August 2, 2010

USDA ARS and DuPont Qualicon Collaborate on New Test for STEC

DuPont and the U.S. Department of Agriculture have agreed to collaborate on the development of a new test for detecting hard-to-identify strains of toxin-producing E. coli that are not currently regulated and have been causing increased instances of food contamination and illness.

 

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June 8, 2010

BAX® System Test for E. coli O157:H7 Certified as AOAC Performance Tested MethodSM

The AOAC Research Institute has validated the BAX® System real-time PCR assay, developed in collaboration with the USDA Agricultural Research Service, as a Performance Tested Method for detecting E. coli O157:H7 in spinach, lettuce, raw ground beef and beef trim with same-day results.

 

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May 5, 2010

Ninth Annual Food Quality Award Sponsored by DuPont Qualicon

Over 200 food industry professionals honored Michigan Turkey Producers as winner of the 9th annual Food Quality Award, sponsored by DuPont Qualicon.

 

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February 22, 2010

DuPont Qualicon Releases New BAX® System Test for E. coli O157:H

Advanced “real-time” technology provides faster reactions without sacrificing accuracy

 

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September 2, 2009

BAX® System MP Enrichment Media Approved by AOAC for Both E. coli O157:H7 and Salmonella Testing

Customers can now use the same 8-hour enrichment to test certain types of meat and fresh produce for two different pathogens.

 

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August 25, 2009

DuPont Qualicon BAX® System 24E Assays for Listeria Certified by AOAC

Two BAX® System assays from DuPont Qualicon have received certification from the AOAC Research Institute as next-day methods for detecting Listeria in food and environmental samples.

 

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August 4, 2009

BAX® System Receives Emergency Response Validation

The BAX® system from DuPont Qualicon has been certified by AOAC Research Institute as an Emergency Response Validation (ERV) method for detecting Salmonella in peanut butter.

 

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July 1, 2009

DuPont Qualicon Introduces DuPont™ PCR Reagent Kits

Primerless tablets and lysis reagents simplify PCR process

 

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May 20, 2009

DuPont Qualicon BAX® System Vibrio Assay Certified by AOAC

The AOAC Research Institute (AOAC-RI) in Gaithersburg, Md., has recently certified the BAX® system from DuPont Qualicon as a Performance TestedSM Method for detecting Vibrio in many types of seafood.

 

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May 6, 2009

DuPont Qualicon Hosts 8th Annual Food Quality Award Presentation

The 8th annual Food Quality Award presentation and reception, hosted by DuPont Qualicon during the Food Safety Summit in Washington, D.C., Fieldale Farms Further Processing division in Baldwin, Ga., as the 2008 winner and provided over 300 people with an opportunity to network and hear food safety insights from the Costco perspective.

 

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February 23, 2009

DuPont Qualicon Releases New BAX® System Assay for Rapid Vibrio Detection

A new BAX® system assay from DuPont Qualicon can be used by seafood processors and government laboratories to detect Vibrio in less than 24 hours. The BAX® system Real-Time PCR Assay for Vibrio detects even low levels of three distinct species — V. cholerae, V. parahaemolyticus, and V. vulnificus — from the same sample.

 

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February 17, 2009

DuPont Qualicon BAX® System Included in AOAC Emergency Response Validation Program

This new program is designed to respond immediately to emerging food contamination crises by rapidly evaluating detection methods as trustworthy tools for investigators, food regulators and the industry.

 

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February 2, 2009

DxS Grants DuPont Qualicon License to Scorpions Technology for Food and Beverage Diagnostics

DxS Ltd, a personalized medicine company and leader in the provision of companion diagnostics, has granted DuPont Qualicon, a developer of innovative, science-based diagnostic products, a license to use its novel Scorpions® diagnostic platform to develop tests for use by the food industry.

 

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January 13, 2009

DuPont Qualicon BAX® System Salmonella Assay Now Certified by AOAC for Environmental Testing

Food processors who already rely on the BAX® system from DuPont Qualicon as a certified method for detecting Salmonella in their end products and ingredients can now use the same polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay to monitor their production environments

 

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December 11, 2008

Expanded RiboPrinter® System Database from DuPont Qualicon Helps Identify, Track and Trend Bacterial Contamination

The RiboPrinter® microbial characterization system from DuPont Qualicon now includes more than 6,900 RiboPrint™ patterns of interest to the pharmaceutical, food and public health sectors. onboard identification database.

 

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November 26, 2008

DuPont Qualicon ВАХ™ System Certified by Government For Use In Russia

DuPont Qualicon announced today that the ВАХ™ system, an innovative, rapid method for microbiological testing in food, has been approved by ROSPOTEBNADZOR for use in Russia.

 

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November 13, 2008

BAX® System 24E Assays Certified by AFNOR

Two new PCR assays from DuPont Qualicon have received AFNOR certification as alternative methods for detecting Listeria and Listeria monocytogenes. These BAX® system 24E assays, developed in collaboration with Oxoid, Ltd., use optimized enrichment media to provide next-day test results from food and environmental samples.

 

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October 7, 2008

DuPont Qualicon Registered to ISO 9001:2000 Standard

DuPont Qualicon is pleased to announce that it has been independently audited and certified to be in conformance with the ISO 9001:2000 standard. This registration applies to the quality system involved in the design, manufacture, integration, packaging and design of DuPont Qualicon products.

 

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September 22, 2008

BAX® System Listeria Assay Now AOAC-Approved for Testing Food Products

The AOAC Research Institute has recently extended certification of the BAX® system from DuPont Qualicon as a Performance Tested Method for detecting Listeria in food products.

 

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July 1, 2008

DuPont Qualicon BAX® System Named in Government Standard for Food Testing in China

The General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) has specified the BAX® system as an official method for pathogen detection in food imports and exports.

 

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April 1, 2008

Food Industry Professionals Attend Award Reception Hosted by DuPont Qualicon

More than 400 people associated with the food industry gathered recently at the 7th annual Food Quality Award presentation and reception hosted by DuPont Qualicon. The event, which was held during the Food Safety & Security Summit in Washington, D.C., gave attendees an opportunity to honor West Liberty Foods as the winner of the 2007 Food Quality Award, to hear insights from business and food safety experts, and to network with other industry professionals.

 

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March 17, 2008

BAX® System 8-Hour Assay for Detecting Listeria Certified by AOAC-RI

A new BAX® system assay from DuPont Qualicon that uses innovative RT-PCR technology for rapid Listeria detection has been certified as Performance Tested Method No. 030801 by the AOAC Research Institute (RI) of Gaithersburg, Md.

 

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March 10, 2008

DuPont Qualicon to Host Food Quality Award Presentation and Reception

DuPont Qualicon will host the 7th annual Food Quality Award presentation and reception on Tuesday, March 18, 2008, from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the Keynote Theater in the Washington, D.C. Convention Center. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

 

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February 14, 2008

DuPont Qualicon and USDA Agricultural Research Service to Collaborate on New Test for E. coli O157:H7

DuPont Qualicon will collaborate with the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center (USMARC) at Clay Center, Neb., on developing a new test for detecting E. coli O157:H7 in beef and trim.

 

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January 15, 2008

BAX® System Real-Time PCR Assay for S. aureus Certified by AOAC-RI

A BAX® system assay from DuPont Qualicon that uses real-time PCR to detect Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) has been certified as Performance Testedsm Method No. 120701 by the AOAC Research Institute in Gaithersburg, Md.

 

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November 19, 2007

DuPont Qualicon Releases New BAX® System Eight-Hour Listeria Test

DuPont Qualicon has released a new genetic-based test that allows food companies to detect Listeria on environmental surfaces in just eight hours. This new assay is the first commercial application of Reverse-Transcriptase PCR for bacterial testing in food and the latest addition to the award-winning suite of BAX® system products.

 

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October 1, 2007

DuPont™ BAX® System to be Used in 2008 for Ensuring Beijing Food Safety

The food safety monitoring authority in Beijing – Beijing Municipal Center for Food Safety Monitoring (BFSM) – will use the BAX® detection system from DuPont to conduct its food safety supervision tasks in 2008.

 

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May 8, 2007

BAX® System Real-Time PCR Assay for Campylobacter Certified by AOAC-R

A new BAX® system assay from DuPont Qualicon that uses real-time PCR to detect Campylobacter has been certified as Performance Testedsm Method No. 040702 by the AOAC Research Institute in Gaithersburg, MD.

 

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April 17, 2007

DuPont Qualicon Releases New BAX® System Assay for Detecting Staphylococcus Aureus

DuPont Qualicon has released a new test for detecting Staphylococcus aureus in powdered infant formula and ground beef.

 

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March 27, 2007

Food Industry Professionals Attend Award Reception Hosted by DuPont Qualicon

The 6th annual Food Quality Award presentation and reception at the Food Safety & Security Summit in Washington, D.C., gave attendees an opportunity to honor Hormel Foods Corporation as the winner of the 2006 Food Quality Award.

 

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February 19, 2007

DuPont Qualicon Receives Frost & Sullivan Award for Excellence in Technology

DuPont Qualicon has received the 2006 North American Excellence in Technology Award from Frost & Sullivan in the field of pathogen detection for the development of its DNA-based BAX® system

 

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December 18, 2006

Health Canada validates new protocols for BAX® system detection of E. coli O157:H7

Health Canada, the federal agency that oversees food safety in Canada, has validated protocols for using the BAX® system from DuPont Qualicon to detect E. coli O157:H7 in fruits, vegetables, dairy, meat, animal feed, environmental samples and dry products. This recent approval supplements prior validation of the BAX® system for detecting the pathogen in ground beef and beef trim.

 

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December 11, 2006

Siqun Wang, M.D., Ph.D. Named R&D Director for DuPont Qualicon

DuPont Qualicon has recently named Siqun Wang, M.D., Ph.D., as global director of research and development. In this position, Wang is responsible for overseeing research, new product development and validation programs.

 

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August 21, 2006

DuPont™ StatMedia™ Soluble Packets Provide Fast and Flexible Enrichment Preparation for Food Testing Labs

DuPont Qualicon recently introduced DuPont™ StatMedia™ soluble packets, a new delivery system that makes preparing enrichment broth for the food testing industry fast, flexible and easy.

 

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August 3, 2006

DuPont Qualicon Launches Real-Time PCR Assay DuPont Qualicon Launches Real-Time PCR Assay for Campylobacter

DuPont Qualicon has released a new test for detecting Campylobacter in poultry that shortens PCR processing time and introduces quantified results by species. This new assay was designed specifically for the BAX® System Q7 instrument and takes advantage of powerful real-time PCR capabilities.

 

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June 26, 2006

Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture to Use RiboPrinter® System

The Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture (MAPA) has purchased a DuPont Qualicon RiboPrinter® system to create a database of microorganisms that are identified by geographic region.

 

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December 21, 2005

Food Industry Leaders Attend 5th Annual Food Quality Award Ceremony

Key players from various parts of the food industry came together recently at the 2005 Food Quality Award ceremonies hosted by DuPont Qualicon. The event, held at the DuPont Country Club in Wilmington, Del., gave attendees a unique opportunity to spend the day gaining practical information and sharing experiences about keeping our food supply safe.

 

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December 12, 2005

Strategic Alliance Yields New DuPont Qualicon BAX® System Q7

DuPont Qualicon is pleased to introduce the BAX® System Q7, a giant leap forward in pathogen detection designed to revolutionize food safety and quality testing. This next-generation BAX® system is the result of a strategic alliance formed earlier this year between DuPont Qualicon and Applied Biosystems Group (NYSE: ABI), an Applera Corporation business.

 

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November 16, 2005

DuPont Qualicon and HandyLab to Develop New Products for Faster Food Testing

DuPont Qualicon and HandyLab, Inc. today announced that they have signed an agreement to jointly develop new products for food testing using microfluidics to shorten sample preparation time.

 

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November 15, 2005

DuPont Helps United States Improve Food Safety

Advanced molecular technology is helping the U.S. government protect consumers from foodborne bacteria that annually causes thousands of illnesses and sometimes death.

 

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August 15, 2005

DuPont Qualicon and Applied Biosystems Sign Alliance Agreement for Advanced Food Testing Systems

DuPont Qualicon today announced the signing of an agreement with Applied Biosystems Group (NYSE:ABI), an Applera Corporation business, by which the two businesses will jointly develop and market new BAX® system applications for the food industry.

 

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August 1, 2005

New BAX® System Assay Helps Reduce Public Health Risk Associated with Campylobacter

DuPont Qualicon has released a new BAX® system assay for poultry rinses that detects both Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli, the strains most frequently implicated in human illness.

 

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June 15, 2005

DuPont Qualicon BAX® System Multiplex Assay for Detecting E. coli O157:H7 Receives AOAC-RI Certification

Today DuPont Qualicon announced that it’s BAX® system multiplex assay for detecting E. coli O157:H7 in raw ground beef and beef trim has been certified as Performance Tested Method No. 050501 by the AOAC Research Institute of Gaithersburg, MD.

 

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May 31, 2005

DuPont Chairman and CEO Statement on the International Association for Food Protection's Black Pearl Award

Charles O. Holliday, Jr., DuPont chairman and CEO, issued the following statement regarding the International Association for Food Protection's selection of DuPont as the winner of the 2005 Black Pearl Award for corporate excellence in food safety:

 

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March 15, 2005

DuPont Qualicon BAX® System for Detecting Listeria Receives AOAC-RI Certification

Today DuPont Qualicon announced that it’s BAX® system for detecting Listeria has been certified as Performance Testedsm Method No. 030502 by the AOAC Research Institute of Gaithersburg, MD.

 

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January 17, 2005

New Data Merging Option and Database Update Available for RiboPrinter® System from DuPont Qualicon

The RiboPrinter® Data Merging Workstation is a new option available from DuPont Qualicon for advanced microbial tracking. Customers who use several RiboPrinter® systems in their labs can now combine records from each system into one integrated database for comprehensive comparison, grouping and identification of unknown bacteria. For regulated industries, a Data Merging Validation package of ready-made protocols is also available.

 

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November 8, 2004

Representatives from Major U.S. Food Companies Attend Forum Hosted by DuPont Qualicon

Representatives from some of the largest food companies headquartered in the United States, including Bar-S Foods, Kraft Foods, Maple Leaf Foods, National Beef Packing Company, and Sysco Corporation, attended the 2004 Food Quality Award ceremonies hosted by DuPont Qualicon.

 

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July 7, 2004

DuPont Qualicon BAX® System Approved for Sale by Ministry of Agriculture in Brazil

The BAX® system, a genetics-based screening method developed by DuPont Qualicon, has been approved for sale by the Ministry of Agriculture in Brazil to detect Salmonella, Listeria and L. monocytogenes in all food, environmental and carcass samples, and to detect E. coli O157:H7 in beef, poultry and pork.

 

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March 3, 2004

DuPont Qualicon BAX® System for Detecting E.coli O157:H7 Certified as AOAC-RI Performance Tested Method

The BAX® system, a genetics-based diagnostic tool developed by DuPont Qualicon, has been validated by the AOAC Research Institute as a Performance Tested method for detecting Escherichia coli O157:H7.

 

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October 28, 2003

DuPont Qualicon BAX® System Approved By Health Canada

The BAX® system, a genetics-based diagnostic tool from DuPont Qualicon, has been approved by Health Canada as an analytical method for detecting Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes and E. coli O157:H7 in a variety of food.

 

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October 13, 2003

DuPont Qualicon BAX® System Adopted by USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service to Detect Salmonella in Raw Food Products

The BAX® system, a genetics-based screening method developed by DuPont Qualicon, has been adopted by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to detect Salmonella in food plants that process raw meat and poultry.

 

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September 16, 2003

DuPont Qualicon BAX® System Adopted as AOAC Official Method for Detecting Listeria monocytogenes

The BAX® system, a genetics-based diagnostic tool from DuPont Qualicon, has been adopted by AOAC International as an Official MethodSM for detecting Listeria monocytogenes in food.

 

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July 15, 2003

DuPont Qualicon BAX® System for Detecting Salmonella Adopted as AOAC Official Method

The BAX® system, a genetics-based pathogen screening method developed by DuPont Qualicon, has received AOAC® Official MethodsSM status for Salmonella.

 

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