Romer Labs salmonella tests
Salmonella is an important human pathogen in that it has been implicated as a major cause of food borne illness worldwide. Salmonella is responsible for 1.4 million cases of food borne illness a year. Foods contaminated with Salmonella range from poultry and eggs to various other raw meats, dairy products,
fish and shrimp, sauces and salad dressings, vegetables and nuts, and
processed foods such as peanut butter and chocolate.
The fact that there are so many different serovars of Salmonella and a number of different foods that have been associated with the
pathogen, drives the need for a robust method that is able to detect the
pathogen in a number of different foods even when present at very low
RapidChek® SELECT™ Salmonella
The RapidChek SELECT Salmonella Test System was developed to ensure highly accurate results in both low
burden samples and samples that contain high levels of background
microflora which include cross reacting and competitive bacteria.
RapidChek® Salmonella test kit is one of the simplest, most reliable and affordable Salmonella testing solutions. The test does not require any upfront or
ongoing capital expense or extensive training to implement and
use. RapidChek Salmonella has been AOAC certified to detect one cell in 25 grams in various matrices such as meat, poultry and processed foods.
By using the RapidChek Salmonella primary media, the
enrichment time is 24 hours, but the system also allows for the
flexibility of coupling the immuno-detection strip with conventional
media resulting in a two-step, 48 hour enrichment. Regardless of
the enrichment scheme chosen, either enrichment is followed by a 10
minute assay utilizing an optimized immuno-detection strip.
RapidChek Salmonella is a flexible tool for monitoring your processes for Salmonella and it is especially tailored to lower burden foods.
RapidChek® SELECT™ Salmonella Enteritidis
RapidChek® SELECT™ Salmonella Enteritidis is one of the first FDA awarded
Test Method Equivalent and AOAC approved commercially available, rapid,
sero-specific assays. It offers speed and accuracy over conventional multi-day and week-long methods. Its patented phage-based enrichment coupled with state-of-the-art immuno-detection technology, provides
users with an easy, flexible food pathogen detection system that helps
advance the safety of their food products.
RapidChek® CONFIRM Salmonella Enteritidis
RapidChek® CONFIRM Salmonella Enteritidis. The
FDA Method Equivalent and AOAC approved RapidChek CONFIRM SE kit is an
immunomagnetic separation (IMS) kit used to confirm the presence of SE
in presumptive positive environmental drag swab samples.
Why do you need to use this kit to confirm presumptive positive environmental samples?
There are mixed populations of Salmonella species
(Serogroup B, C1, etc. + D1) typically present in these samples and they
create a challenging environment for isolation of Group D1 isolates.
The use of the RapidChek CONFIRM IMS kit reduces the presence of other Salmonella species through washing steps and concentrates the Group D1 species.