Clear Labs has announced that its flagship product, Clear Safety, has received AOAC Performance Tested certification for Salmonella enterica testing, license number #111802. Currently, Clear Safety supports high-volume testing for the detection of Salmonella enterica and Salmonella bongori in select foods and environmental surfaces. The company plans to add support for environmental mapping and additional pathogens including Listeria, e. Coli, and Campylobacter in 2019.

“AOAC’s program represents the premier method certification in the United States, and we’re thrilled to have the Clear Safety Salmonella test approved via their rigorous standards,” says Sasan Amini, CEO of Clear Labs. “NGS is the future of food safety. This certification serves as yet another proof point for the food industry, ensuring they can depend on our claims around accuracy and turnaround time.”

The AOAC test found that Clear Safety provides qualitative detection of Salmonella enterica. In inclusivity and exclusivity evaluations to test the sensitivity and specificity of the Clear Safety Method, the platform performed as well or better than the relevant chapters from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Bacterial Analytical Manual and FSIS’s Microbiology Laboratory Guidebook.