Food Engineering

New rapid detection system for salmonella

March 22, 2003
Manufacturer GENE-TRAK Systems has introduced a new rapid system for detecting Salmonella spp. in food. Sequepoint? Salmonella uses DNA hybridization technology in a microtiter format that can be used manually or with an automated processor for high throughput of microbiological analysis of food samples.

Sequepoint Salmonella is a DNA probe assay specifically designed for the rapid detection of Salmonella spp. in food. Utililization of directly labeled probes provides sensitivity and specificity equivalent to the GENETRAK?Salmonella DLP Assay and traditional culture methods. The assay is capable of detecting as few as 1 Salmonella cell in 25 grams of food sample.