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As of March 21th, 2014, 120 microbiological methods in the food industry as well as 3 antibiotic detection methods are certified NF VALIDATION. All the microbiological methods are validated according to the EN ISO 16140 standard protocol requirements.

During its meeting held on March 20th and 21st 2014, the NF VALIDATION Technical Board approved by vote:

- The validation renewal of the methods VIDAS CAM et CFA Agar (bioMérieux), RapidChek Select Salmonella (ROMER Labs Inc.), HQS Salmonella spp Sybr (ADNucleis), Test 3M Petrifilm Coliforms A, B and C (3M Health care)
- The extensions of the validation of the methods 3M Molecular Detection Assay Salmonella (3M Health Care) for new protocols (milk powders, cocoas, spice and aromatic herbs, tea, coffee, concentrates and culinary products), Thermo Scientific SureTect Salmonella, Thermo Scientific SureTec Listeria ssp and Thermo Scientific SureTect Listeria monocytogenes (OXOID Thermo Fisher Scientific) for a new version of the SureTect software,GeneDisc E.coliO157 :H7 (Pall GeneDisc Technologies) for GeneDisc Top7, a new protocol for the analysis of raw beef meat with sample sizes of 50 g to 375 g, the modification of the enrichment volume used for the DNA extraction step for several protocols and the PFOOD 2 ready-to-use format, GeneDisc Salmonella (Pall GeneDisc Technologies) for a new protocol for the analysis of raw beef meat with sample sizes of 50 g to 375 g, the modification of the enrichment volume used for the DNA extraction step for several protocols and the PFOOD 2 ready-to-use format.

Next meetings of NF VALIDATION Agribusiness Technical Board: 15th and 16th 2014, 3rd and 4th July 2014, 2nd and 3rd 2014, 27th and 28th 2014.

As of October 10th, 2013, 15 methods for microbiological water analysis are certified NF VALIDATION. The methods for detection / quantification of Legionella using PCR are certified according to a protocol based on NF T90-471 and ISO/TS 12869 standards. The other methods are certified according to a technical protocol, developed by AFNOR Certification, that compares the alternative method to a standard method.

The Technical Board (general protocol) was held on October 10th, 2013. During this session the NF VALIDATION Technical Board approved by vote:

- The validation of the method Enterolert-DW/Quanti-Tray (IDEXX Laboratories)
- The validation renewal of the method Colilert-18/Quanti-Tray (IDEXX Laboratories)

The Technical Boards will meet soon to examine others validation dossiers.


 

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