This week, 3M Food Safety announced that its 3M™ Molecular Detection Assay 2 – Salmonella has been approved for Official Method of Analysis by AOAC International (OMA method number 2016.01). The validation certifies that the test kit is equivalent or better than standard reference methods for the detection of Salmonella in a broad range of foods and food processing environmental surfaces.

“We are proud that our assay has received OMA First Action status by the AOAC,” says John David, global marketing supervisor with 3M Food Safety. “This globally-recognized agency carries a reputation for the highest standards of excellence and rigorous analysis, and this validation provides our customers with added confidence in their testing.”  

The 3M Molecular Detection Assay 2 – Salmonella offers short enrichment times, as low as 10 hours for 25g or composited 325g raw meat samples, giving customers flexibility in their testing and allowing them to make critical decisions faster. This Salmonella assay is a part of the award-winning 3M™ Molecular Detection System platform, used by food processors, universities, governments and contract testing laboratories in more than 40 countries. The 3M Molecular Detection System is powered by a combination of advanced technologies — isothermal DNA amplification and bioluminescence detection — to provide a pathogen testing solution that is fast, accurate, easy-to-use and affordable.

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