USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service Chooses 3M for Campylobacter Testing in Poultry

ST. PAUL, Minn., April 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- 3M Food Safety has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS) for Campylobacter 1  detection with the 3M™ Molecular Detection System. The award makes the 3M Molecular Detection System the primary method to be used by USDA FSIS for the detection of Campylobacter in poultry. 3M has begun working with USDA FSIS to initiate the transition process and the USDA FSIS will announce when the transition is complete for testing Campylobacter with the 3M system.

USDA FSIS previously named the 3M Molecular Detection System as the primary method for Salmonella 2  and Listeria monocytogenes 3  testing for meat, poultry and egg products.

For poultry processors, the 3M Molecular Detection System, which uses assays for both Campylobacter and Salmonella, is a complete solution that can be used in parallel to test both bacteria. 3M's system, utilizing a single protocol for both pathogens post-enrichment, allows processors to perform up to 96 tests of both pathogens in a single 60-minute run. In addition to the assay, 3M offers ready-to-use 3M™ Campylobacter Enrichment Broth, a simplified enrichment medium that requires addition of only sterile water, eliminating many steps in preparation of traditional media. To read more about poultry pathogen testing data, access a copy of the whitepaper at

"The 3M Molecular Detection System has proven to be a highly accurate and efficient tool for many food producers and contract labs globally," said Srini Raman, 3M Food Safety vice president.

The 3M Molecular Detection System makes molecular detection of foodborne pathogens simpler and faster. Utilizing loop-mediated isothermal DNA amplification (LAMP) technology, the system provides food manufacturers previously unavailable speed and ease in identifying these pathogens. As an emerging pathogen, consistent and accurate monitoring of Campylobacter prevalence within the pre-production and production areas can control its occurrence in poultry products.

Individuals interested in learning more about the 3M Molecular Detection System and its various test kits can contact their local 3M Food Safety representative or visit

  1. FSIS to modernize its microbiological testing system for campylobacter. FSIS Constituent Update, 24 (31). United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service. April 2021. Available at: 
  2. Isolation and identification of salmonella from meat, poultry, pasteurized egg, and siluriformes (fish) products and carcass and environmental sponges. USDA. January 2019. Available at: 
  3. Isolation and identification of listeria monocytogenes from red meat, poultry, ready-to-eat siluriformes (fish) and egg products, and environmental samples. USDA. January 2019. Available at: 

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