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June 2021:

How NGS is taking control of herb and spice fraud once and for all

How NGS is taking control of herb and spice fraud once and for all

By their very nature, herbs and spices are vulnerable to adulteration, and the problem has only been compounded by the pandemic. But next generation sequencing is giving food manufacturers, retailers, and regulators, the tools they need to finally call time on food fraud. 

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Latest validation offers food laboratories additional layer of confidence when testing for Salmonella

The SureTect Salmonella Species PCR Assay has been granted AOAC Official Method Analysis (OMA) status.

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April 2021:

International interlaboratory study will pioneer the standardization of next-generation sequencing (NGS) in food authenticity testing

International interlaboratory study will pioneer the standardization of next-generation sequencing (NGS) in food authenticity testing

Government and industry-leading organizations are among the laboratories signed up to test the accuracy and consistency of Thermo Fisher Scientific’s NGS Food Authenticity Workflow.

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Streamlined Salmonella testing drives efficiencies, enables flexibility, and solves problems

Streamlined Salmonella testing drives efficiencies, enables flexibility, and solves problems

Extended validation of the Thermo Scientific Salmonella Precis Method simplifies workflows and encompasses challenging food matrices.A quick and easy culture-based method for detection of Salmonella species has been validated for the broadest range of food, animal feed, and environmental samples, and is ready to slot into standard laboratory workflows.

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March 2021:

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Thermo Scientific qPCR workflow now validated for detection of SARS-CoV-2 on environmental surfaces

AOAC validated test can help protect staff, brands, business, and public health from COVID-19 with rapid accurate detection of the virus from the environment, including SARS-CoV-2 strain lineage—B.1.1.7 variant.

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Faster path to actionable answers for poultry producers

Faster path to actionable answers for poultry producers

Thermo Fisher Scientific’s test is the first validated multiplex PCR workflow for the most common – and dangerous – Salmonella serotypes offers a multi-target approach that can cuts costs, reduces delays, and increases confidence for poultry and pork producers.

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Provide sensitive markets with confidence and brand protection within existing workflows with new, sensitive vegan and Halal food testing assays

Provide sensitive markets with confidence and brand protection within existing workflows with new, sensitive vegan and Halal food testing assays

Thermo Fisher Scientific has expanded its existing RapidFinder Meat ID Kit range in response to food trends and market conditions.

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