3M Molecular Detection System Chosen by USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service for E. coli, Salmonella and Listeria Testing

USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service Chooses 3M for E. coli, Salmonella and Listeria Testing

The 3M™ Molecular Detection System (MDS) has been awarded a contract by the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (the American equivalent of the UK’s Food Standards Agency) as the primary system they use for e.coli, salmonella and listeria testing. The 3M system was chosen after a rigorous performance evaluation against other commercially available methods and it’s award further validates the industry-leading standards that 3M are known worldwide for.

Did you know that the 3M™ Molecular Detection System is also available in the UK? It’s powered by an innovative combination of unique technologies — Isothermal DNA Amplification and Bioluminescence Detection — to provide a solution that is fast, accurate, easy-to-use and affordable.

We’d love to discuss with you how the simplicity and robustness of the MDS technology combine to deliver a low-cost instrument with minimal maintenance requirements and less downtime for your lab. Call us on 01924 444 577 or email hellp@gemscientific.co.uk


Monday, July 9, 2018, 4:45 pm CDT – ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)
3M Food Safety has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS) for pathogen detection instruments and kits. The award makes the 3M™ Molecular Detection System the primary method to be used by USDA FSIS for the detection of Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes and E. coli O157 (including H7) – three major pathogenic organisms threatening the safety of meat, poultry and egg-related products. The 3M system was chosen after a rigorous performance evaluation against other commercially available methods.

“Protecting food, consumers and businesses with innovative and reliable technologies has been at the core of everything we do, so the USDA FSIS’ selection of 3M as a partner is a validation of the science and the spirit of our work,” said Polly Foss, 3M Food Safety global vice president. “The 3M Molecular Detection System has proven to be a highly accurate and efficient tool for many food producers globally.”

The 3M Molecular Detection System combines novel technologies – isothermal DNA amplification and bioluminescence detection – resulting in a fast, accurate, easy-to-use application that overcomes some limitations of PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) pathogen testing methods.

It simultaneously accommodates individual, pathogen-specific assays, enabling users in meat, poultry and other food and beverage categories to run up to 96 different tests concurrently for a range of organisms and across various food and environmental samples. The next generation 3M™ Molecular Detection Assays have been consistently validated by leading scientific validation organizations throughout the world (AOAC® INTERNATIONAL, AFNOR, MicroVal) for a comprehensive variety of sample types

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