Cronobacter spp. has been detected in several types of food, but only powdered infant formula has been linked to outbreaks of disease. Because of this, the European Commission stated that Cronobacter spp. and Salmonella (Regulation EC 2073/2005) are the microorganisms of greatest concern in infant formula.
Probe4Cronobacter® allows the detection of 1 CFU in 30 g of PIF after a 24-h enrichment step with 100% sensitivity and specificity. This product is currently undergoing AOAC certification.
The World Health Organization (WHO) considers Salmonella a major cause of food-borne illness throughout the world. This bacteria is generally transmitted to humans through consumption of contaminated food of animal origin, mainly meat, poultry, eggs and milk. Recent estimates show that he global human health impact of Salmonella is very high, with an estimated 93.8 million illnesses, of which an estimated 80.3 million are food-borne, and 155,000 deaths each year.
Because of the importance of quality control in food industry, the methods used to detect bacterial contaminants must be rapid, sensitive and reliable as well as versatile in order to accommodate the dynamic needs of the food processing plants.
Probe4Salmonella® is a rapid identification kit to detect Salmonella spp. for the food industry market.
Listeria monocytogenes are among the most common food-borne pathogens, being responsible for the highest hospitalization rates (91%) among all food-borne pathogens.