Hygiena recently announced that its innovative method for detecting Escherichia coli O157:H7/NM in raw meat products has received official approval for publication from Health Canada. Named the BAX® System Real-Time PCR assay for E. coli O157:H7 Exact, this method will be included in the Compendium of Analytical Methods, identified as MFLP-115.

The BAX® System Real-Time PCR assay offers quick and precise detection of E. coli O157:H7/NM in a variety of raw meat products. Its inclusion in the Compendium signifies its sensitivity and specificity, with the fastest turnaround time solidifying its status as an essential tool for food safety professionals globally.

The Compendium of Analytical Methods is a critical resource for stakeholders in the Canadian food industry, helping to maintain high standards of food safety and quality. The upcoming availability of Hygiena's method in the Compendium's online index will provide an official copy of the method.