3M Food Safety’s molecular detection system assay Salmonella spp has secured extended validation from AFNOR CERTIFICATION. The certification committee found 3M’s assay to be as or more effective than standard Salmonella spp detection methods for seafood and vegetable samples. In December, AFNOR CERTIFICATION was granted to the same product for efficacy in detecting Salmonella spp in meat and eggs, meaning the assay now holds the certification for all food categories and environmental products. An expert independent laboratory tested the 3M assay against EN ISO 6579, the worldwide standard for detecting Salmonella spp. Then, collaborative studies with 18 laboratories in seven countries confirmed the test method could be effectively reproduced and repeated. For more information, click here.