New data demonstrating the accuracy and specificity of novel DNA Signature Capturing technology for pathogen detection in poultry processing

May 31, 2017  •  Media / Article

In 2016, Salmonella and Campylobacter were the leading causes of foodborne diseases according to data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, Press Release, April 20, 2017). Accurate and reliable detection of these pathogens during poultry processing is critical in order to prevent contamination of the food supply.

This white paper summarizes results of a comparative study conducted at a poultry processing facility to assess the performance of two rapid methods, Veriflow® platform and an antibody-based platform, for the detection of Salmonella and Campylobacter in raw poultry parts. False positive and false negative rates, as well as time to results, were assessed. Discrepant results from the two methods were analyzed by USDA-FSIS MLG Reference methods. The Veriflow platform did not produce any false positive or false negative results for either pathogen.

Veriflow, an AOAC-RI approved technology for detection of pathogens and spoilage organisms in food processing, is gaining attention from poultry processors seeking a rapid method that is both easy to deploy onsite and improves accuracy. The Veriflow platform, developed by Invisible Sentinel, features DNA Signature Capturing technology - a novel method for DNA amplification and identification.

View the Poultry Comparative White Paper here.

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