Listeria testing kit gains US validation

By Carina Perkins

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Related tags: Listeria

3M Food Safety has received US validation for a testing kit that allows processors to monitor levels of the fatal food bug Listeria.

The 3M™ Tecra™ Listeria Visual Immunoassay (VIA) for Environmental Testing has received validation from the AOAC Research Institute’s Performance Tested Methods Program.

The company said the assay can be used to quickly and accurately identify Listeria “hot spots”​ within the plant. Samples are taken using a3M™ Enviro Swabs or 3M™ Sponges, then placed into the assay, which provides results in 48 hours. “The VIA assures confidence in product safety while offering flexibility in the testing process,”​ said a spokesperson.

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