3M Food Safety’s next generation 3M™ Molecular Detection Assays for ­Listeria, Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella have been certified by NF VALIDATION from AFNOR Certification. Earlier this year, all three assays were also designated by AOAC INTERNATIONAL® as Official MethodsSM. These pathogen test kits were introduced last year as part of the 3M™ Molecular Detection System platform, award-winning technology that leverages the combination of isothermal DNA amplification and bioluminescence detection. The test kits are accurate, faster to get results easy-to-use and offer a cost effective solution with high sensitivity and specificity.

Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes are among the most common pathogens responsible for foodborne illness outbreaks throughout the world, so being able to offer rapid assays for these pathogens that stand up to the rigor of AFNOR Certification criteria is a key milestone for our customers,” says Marie-Pierre Copin, 3M Food Safety’s European regulatory affairs specialist.

“We are pleased to be able to bring extensively validated testing solutions to the marketplace,” says Lisa Monteroso, 3M Food Safety’s regulatory affairs.  “As the food safety landscape changes and regulatory requirements become more stringent, these certifications reaffirm our products’ high level of performance and provides our customers with additional data to support method implementation.”