New NordVal International certificates
NordVal certificate No. 018, Hygicult® TPC, has been renewed - see the certificate here.
Certificate No. 047 has been extended and now covers determination of Enterococci in both food and water products intended for human consumption. Extensive studies have been carried out on Compact Dry ETC method on food in accordance with the new ISO 16140-2:2016 standard. And the results obtained for the Compact Dry ETC method on water have been recalculated according to this new ISO standard. You can see the certificate "HyServe Compact Dry ETC Method for the Enumeration of Enterococci in Food and Water intended for Human Consumption" here.
NordVal International has recalculated the data for a range of methods according to the ISO 16140-2:2016, and concludes that the methods provide results equivalent to the corresponding ISO method, thus the following certificates have been renewed:
- HyServe Compact Dry TC Method for the Enumeration of Total Count (No. 033)
- HyServe Compact Dry ETB Method for the Enumeration of Enterobacteriaceae (No. 034)
- HyServe Compact Dry CF Method for the Enumeration of Total Coliforms (No. 035)
- HyServe Compact Dry EC Method for the Enumeration of Escherichia coli and coliforms (No. 036)
RAPID’ Salmonella method, short protocol RAPID’ Salmonella method, double enrichment protocol (NordVal 032)
The NordVal certificate for RAPID’ Salmonella method from Bio-Rad Laboratories in France has been renewed. RAPID’ Salmonella method is a horizontal method for detection of Salmonella spp. The certificate now also includes dry milk and infant formula. See the certficate here.
Salmonella Velox (NordVal 046)
Salmonella Velox has been extensively validated by an expert laboratory and collaboratively validated by 8 laboratories. NordVal International has approved and certified the method. Salmonella Velox is a rapid test that can be carried out within 5.5 hours. The method includes description of an enrichment step, a DNA extraction step, a qPCR step and how to interpret the results.
See the certificate here.
TRANSIA® PLATE Listeria (NordVal 002)
The certificate for TRANSIA® PLATE Listeria from Biocontrol is renewed. The TRANSIA® PLATE Listeria is an ELISA method, tested for detection of Listeria in foods and environmental samples. See the certificate here.