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Salmonella test approved for poultry plants

by 5m Editor
13 October 2006, at 11:07am

US - Strategic Diagnostics announced that its new RapidChek Select Salmonella testing product has been approved by the technical committee of the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP), a joint effort to improve food safety by industry and the US Department of Agriculture.

The company also announced full commercial adoption of the method by four food processing companies within the first four weeks of commercialization, each with an average annual account value of $50,000.

NPIP consists of a variety of programs intended to prevent and control egg-transmitted, hatchery-disseminated poultry diseases. One such program is monitoring environmental samples for the detection of Salmonella species in poultry hatcheries.

NPIP samples tend to be high in non-Salmonella, background bacteria, which interferes in the performance of many rapid detection methods that compete with Strategic Diagnostics' RapidChek system.

Source: Food Production Daily USA

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