Food Pathogens Detection
Food-borne illness from microbiological sources is one of the major problems for Food Safety, being a growing public health problem in both developed and developing countries. Additionally, it is important to monitor typical spoilage organisms during production to reduce health problems and economic losses due to food recalls.
Molecular recognition methods for foodborne pathogen detection are becoming increasingly popular as real-time PCR assays can provide highly specific and sensitive pathogen detection in a shorter period of time when compared to common culture-based methods. This rapid detection of foodborne pathogens and other microorganisms in complex food matrices is critical for maintaining food quality and ensuring consumer safety. The time interval between analysis and obtaining results is of utmost importance for foods and food products with short shelf lives, such as fresh meat, fish, dairy products, and vegetables.
ALScreen kits for foodborne pathogen detection are developed based on the corresponding ISO standards that define the real-time PCR methods for the detection of the specific microorganisms in food and feed matrices. The kits include positive controls as well as extraction controls when required by the standards.