Assay Detects Salmonella in Food

3M's new Salmonella assay has earned the approval of AOAC International.

3M Food Safety (St. Paul, MN) has earned AOAC International approval for its 3M Molecular Detection Assay for Salmonella. Related test kits can rapidly detect the pathogen in food, animal feed, and on samples from food manufacturing environments.

AOAC validates testing methods that are used around the world by standard organizations. Its expert panel reviewed 3M’s assay and deemed it a “First Action Official Method of Analysis.” A review of the validation will be published in a future issue of the organization’s scientific journal.

3M’s latest assay is based on bioluminescence detection and isothermal DNA amplification. The company currently provides other test kits for detecting E. coli and Listeria.