3M Food Safety now offers the new, 3M™ Molecular Detection Assay 2 – Cronobacter.

Cronobacter species, formerly known as Enterobacter sakazakii, is a group of bacteria naturally found in the environment that has been associated with contaminated powdered infant formula, causing severe and sometimes fatal infections in infants. Cronobacter has been shown to persist up to two years in powdered infant formula, and testing for Cronobacter in these products is required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as well as in other countries.

“We are pleased to bring this advanced technology for the detection of Cronobacter spp. to our customers, helping them to enhance their food safety program and protect an at-risk population,” says John David, scientific marketing manager, 3M Food Safety. “This isothermal molecular assay overcomes the limitations of conventional agar and PCR-based methods with improved accuracy, reduced time to results, and a streamlined workflow that provides increased productivity and unparalleled ease-of-use.”

The Cronobacter assay joins four other next generation assays (Salmonella, E. coli O157 (including H7), Listeria and Listeria monocytogenes) as part of the 3M™ Molecular Detection System pathogen testing platform.

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