Oxoid has launched the Salmonella Precis rapid culture method. This method provides results in just two days, up to three days faster than standard Salmonella culture methods used in food testing laboratories.
Recently validated and approved by AFNOR, the French national standards organisation, to ISO 16140 standard, the Salmonella Precis method can be used with food, animal feed and environmental samples.
The procedure is carried out in three simple steps - enrichment, plating and confirmation - and requires no specialised equipment.
The single 18h enrichment is achieved using Oxoid One Broth-Salmonella, a highly nutritious medium that promotes recovery and growth of the target organism while inhibiting competing organisms.
The growth promoter in the medium allows the recovery of stressed Salmonella cells, even when present in very low numbers.
Plating is undertaken on Oxoid Brilliance Salmonella Agar, the first in a new class of chromogenic media that incorporates Inhibigen technology to improve the recovery of Salmonella by reducing background flora.
Identification of pathogens is confirmed using the Oxoid quick and easy Salmonella Latex confirmation test.
Contact: Oxoid Tel: 01256 841144