Salmonella test approved for poultry plants

US - Strategic Diagnostics announced that its new RapidChek Select Salmonella testing product has been approved by the technical committee of the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP), a joint effort to improve food safety by industry and the US Department of Agriculture.
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The company also announced full commercial adoption of the method by four food processing companies within the first four weeks of commercialization, each with an average annual account value of $50,000.

NPIP consists of a variety of programs intended to prevent and control egg-transmitted, hatchery-disseminated poultry diseases. One such program is monitoring environmental samples for the detection of Salmonella species in poultry hatcheries.

NPIP samples tend to be high in non-Salmonella, background bacteria, which interferes in the performance of many rapid detection methods that compete with Strategic Diagnostics' RapidChek system.

Source: Food Production Daily USA

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