AOAC Emergency Response Validation: Salmonella in Peanut Butter

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In recent weeks, many consumers have been sickened and some have died from an outbreak of Salmonella in peanut butter and peanut butter products, resulting in the biggest food recall in U.S. history. The AOAC Research Institute, a subsidiary of AOAC INTERNATIONAL, has launched a new program, Emergency Response Validation (ERV), which is designed to respond immediately to emerging food contamination crises by rapidly evaluating candidate methods once a crisis is identified.

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Salmonella II real-time PCR test kit and RAPID'Salmonella chromogenic media were evaluated as part of the ERV study compared to the FDA Bacteriological Analytical Manual (BAM) method.  Preliminary results showed excellent correlation with the reference method and no statistical difference between the methods.  The iQ-Check Salmonella II real-time PCR test kit provides processors with a less than 24 hour time to result by combining a single primary enrichment in non-selective Buffered Peptone Water and highly specific and sensitive DNA probes. 

RAPID'Salmonella chromogenic agar is a selective medium providing easy-to-read color based differentiation of Salmonella colonies on an agar plate.

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