ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Food Safety today announced its 3M™ Molecular Detection Assay
Listeria method has received a matrix extension for select foods
through the AOAC Research Institute’s Performance Tested MethodsSM
Program from the AOAC Research Institute.
An expansion of the prior PTM certification from AOAC-RI (PTM
Certification #081203) , 3M™ Molecular Detection Assay Listeria
method is now certified for the detection of Listeria spp. in
select food matrices, providing greater applicability of the method for
food and beverage processors. In recent years, several large outbreaks
of listeriosis have been linked to contaminated manufactured foods
ranging from vegetables to milk to meat.
The matrix extension of AOAC-PTM status required a rigorous, independent
laboratory examination of 3M’s unique molecular test method’s ability to
accurately detect Listeria spp. within a variety of intentionally
contaminated food matrices. Select food matrices specifically analyzed
during the testing process included cantaloupe, spinach, cottage cheese,
beef hot dogs, deli-style turkey meat and cold, smoked salmon. No
statistically significant differences were found in the sample results
between the 3M Molecular Detection Assay Listeria when compared
to conventional reference methods.
“We’re pleased with the 3M™ Molecular Detection System’s steady
performance evaluating Listeria spp., particularly given that
this bacteria is notorious for multiplying even at low temperature
points,” said Niki Montgomery, 3M Food Safety global marketing manager.
“The reliability and robustness of this patented technology is
continuing to serve and meet the needs of the processing industry.”
The 3M Molecular Detection System is based on unique isothermal DNA
amplification and bioluminescence detection technologies and is designed
around modern-day food processors’ needs for a real-time pathogen
detection approach that’s faster and simpler while also more accurate.
The company now has AOAC-PTM validations for compatible assays designed
for E.coli O157 (including H7) and Salmonella as well as
For more information, visit www.3M.com/3MMolecularDetectionSystem/LISFOODAOAC
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association founded in 1884. AOAC serves communities of the analytical
sciences by providing the tools and processes necessary to develop
voluntary consensus standards or technical standards through stakeholder
consensus and working groups in which the fit-for-purpose and method
performance criteria are established and fully documented. AOAC provides
a science-based solution and its Official Methods of Analysis gives
defensibility, credibility and confidence in decision-making. AOAC
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