Part of Thermo Fisher Scientific
14 August 2006
Oxoid Extends Range of Rapid Tests for Salmonella
The wide range of products available from Oxoid Limited for the detection of Salmonella in foods has been extended to include the Dupont™ Lateral Flow System™ Salmonella Test Kit. This simple to use detection system is sensitive enough to detect one colony forming unit (cfu) of Salmonella in a 25g food sample with results in just 24 hours.
The Dupont™ Lateral Flow System™ Salmonella Test Kit requires no capital investment and minimal training, making it suitable for Salmonella screening in both large and small laboratories. The specifically designed primary enrichment medium, Dupont™ Lateral Flow System™ Salmonella Medium, facilitates the recovery of sub-lethally injured and healthy cells in only 5 hours. Samples are ready to be tested, following a standard secondary enrichment phase, in just 24 hours.
The easy-to-use lateral flow test strip is simply placed in a small aliquot of the enrichment broth, the sample migrates along the test strip and, within 10 minutes, the result can be read. A Control line demonstrates that the test has performed correctly whilst the appearance of a second test line indicates a positive result.
The Dupont™ Lateral Flow System™ Salmonella Test Kit is suitable for use with a wide range of food types, including raw meat and poultry, processed meats, dairy products, eggs and other fresh produce.
The Dupont™ Lateral Flow System™ range includes products for the detection of Listeria and E. coli O157 and complements the DuPont Qualicon BAX® System available though Oxoid for pathogens and Yeasts & Moulds. In addition, Oxoid offers the food industry a comprehensive selection of culture media and manual test kits for the identification of a wide range of food-borne pathogens and food spoilage micro-organisms.
For further information about the wide range of products available from Oxoid for the growth, detection, isolation and identification of Salmonella and other food-borne pathogens, please contact Oxoid on +44 (0) 1256 841144.