PCR Testing for Foodborne Pathogens
Fast, confident PCR pathogen detection to help protect your business’s brand
Detect foodborne pathogens, and other important food safety and quality targets, quickly and accurately. Empower your operations with rapid reporting to enable faster product release and interventions. Our food safety PCR assays offer qualitative detection of the major pathogens (Salmonella, Listeria, E. coli O157:H7) and other important targets in food and environmental samples. These PCR food testing solutions are optimized, and in many cases externally validated, for use with our Applied Biosystems™ 7500 Fast Real-Time PCR System.
Whether your laboratory is looking to introduce PCR technology for the first time or you want to expand the test services you offer, we can help you find the right solution.
Want to increase laboratory efficiency with simple, rapid workflows?
Thermo Scientific™ SureTect™ Real-Time PCR Assays offer few handling steps, simple sample preparation, intuitive easy-to-operate software and universal PCR processing steps. The range covers workflows to detect Salmonella, Listeria, E. coli O157:H7 and Cronobacter in a variety of food and environmental sample types.
Power up Salmonella screening: 3 targets, 1 PCR test
The newest addition to our range of Thermo Scientific PCR food pathogen testing solutions is the Thermo Scientific™ RapidFinder™ Salmonella species, Typhimurium and Enteritidis Multiplex Assay which, like SureTect, follows a simple workflow for simultaneous detection of Salmonella species, Salmonella Typhimurium and Salmonella Enteritidis in poultry, pork and production environment samples.
Want to test for an extended range of targets?
Our Applied Biosystems™ MicroSEQ™, RapidFinder™ and TaqMan™ Assays enable you to choose a sample preparation method to suit your needs with workflows incorporating manual and semi-automated options. Maximize throughput with a fast PCR run time of 40 minutes. Validated workflows for detection of Salmonella, Listeria, E. coli O157:H7, non-O157 STEC, STEC and Salmonella Enteritidis are available, as well as TaqMan kits for a broad range of other targets including multiplexed assays for Vibrio, Staphylococcus and Campylobacter.
Which PCR food pathogen tests suit your laboratory's needs?
Complete flexibility with Applied Biosystems 7500 Fast System
With the Applied Biosystems™ 7500 Fast you benefit from the flexibility of a 5-channel, 96-well, fast cycle open instrument with proven protocols for our complete food safety PCR range and LIMS compatibility for streamlined data flow. Used today in thousands of laboratories and with a proven, reliable track record you can test with confidence and enjoy peace-of-mind knowing your instrument will be fully supported by our own service engineers and dedicated, knowledgeable technical team. The 7500 Fast instrument is suitable for running all our real-time PCR food testing kits.
Want to learn more about how the Food Safety Applied Biosystems 7500 Fast Real-Time PCR instrument could expand your food testing capabilities?
Meet your food authenticity testing needs on a single platform
Maximize your efficiency and lab capability by running additional tests important to food authenticity and quality on the same platform as your food pathogen PCR assays. Run tests for detecting, identifying and quantifying a range of meat species and GMO events in complex foods and ingredients with our Applied Biosystems™ RapidFinder™ Meat ID and Applied Biosystems™ TaqMan™ GMO PCR Assays.