Validations and Method Approvals

Food industry leaders, experts, and testing laboratories are united in their confidence of the superior performance of FoodChek’s Actero™ Enrichment Media1 line of food safety microbiology products. Third party validations and certifications confirm our revolutionary claims on Actero™’s positive impact for the food processing and manufacturing industry, as well as for consumers, in mitigating food recalls due to pathogenic contamination of consumable products.

No other enrichment media products on the market today can provide single-step enrichment, fastest time-to-results, and targeted accuracy for the detection of foodborne and environmental pathogens – only Actero™ can! In addition to the benefits of performance, accuracy, less time and cost, Actero™ Enrichment Media is also compatible with any diagnostic system or method.


Actero™ Listeria Enrichment Media

Diagnostic Instrument: Agilent AriaMx™
External Validation: AFNOR
License/Certification Number: EGS38/05-03-17
Pathogens: Listeria spp., Listeria monocytogenes
Matrices (Samples): Variety of food and environmental surfaces
Method Developer: Eurofins GeneScan
Diagnostic Instrument: Atlas® System
External Validation: AOAC PTM
License/Certification Number: 061503
Pathogens: Listeria spp.
Matrices (Samples): Stainless steel, PVC, sealed concrete
Method Developer: Roka Bioscience, LLC
Diagnostic Instrument:  BAX® System RT-PCR
External Validation: AOAC PTM
License/Certification Number: 111201
Pathogens: Listeria spp., Listeria monocytogenes
Matrices (Samples): Variety of food samples and environmental surfaces
Method Developer: Hygiena, LLC
External Validation: Health Canada
License/Certification Number: MFLP-79
Pathogens: Listeria spp.
Matrices (Samples): Stainless steel, ceramic, plastic, sealed concrete, rubber
Method Developer: Hygiena, LLC
Diagnostic Instrument: Bio-Rad CFX96 Touch Deepwell
External Validation: AOAC PTM
License/Certification Number: 061701, 061702, 061703
Pathogens: Listeria spp., Listeria monocytogenes
Matrices (Samples): Variety of food samples and environmental surfaces
Method Developer: Eurofins GeneScan
External Validation: AFNOR
License/Certification Number: EGS38/05-03-17
Pathogens: Listeria spp., Listeria monocytogenes
Matrices (Samples): Variety of food samples and environmental surfaces
Method Developer: Eurofins GeneScan
Diagnostic Instrument: MICT® Reader
External Validation: Health Canada
License/Certification Number: MLFP-99
Pathogens: Listeria spp.
Matrices (Samples): Environmental surfaces
Method Developer: FoodChek Systems Inc.
Diagnostic Instrument: Xpress™ LM
External Validation: AOAC PTM
License/Certification Number: 071602
Pathogens: Listeria monocytogenes
Matrices (Samples): Stainless steel, plastic, ceramic tile
Method Developer: Crystal Diagnostics Corporate

 

Actero™ Salmonella Enrichment Media

Diagnostic Instrument: BAX® System RT-PCR
External Validation: AOAC PTM
License/Certification Number: 041403
Pathogens: Salmonella spp., STEC
Matrices (Samples): Variety of food samples and environmental surfaces
Method Developer: Hygiena, LLC

 

Actero™ E. coli Enrichment Media

Diagnostic Instrument: MICT® Reader
External Validation: AOAC PTM
License/Certification Number: 060902
Pathogens: E. coli O157:H7
Matrices (Samples): Raw ground beef, raw beef trim, carcass sponge
Method Developer: FoodChek Systems Inc.

 

Actero™ Multiplex Enrichment Media

Diagnostic Instrument: GENE-UP® NUTRAPLEX PRO™
External Validation: AOAC PTM
License/Certification Number: 082103
Pathogens: E. coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella spp.
Matrices (Samples): Whey powder, pea powder, tumeric powder, vitamin pre-mix
Method Developer: Invisible Sentinel® (bioMérieux)

 

AOAC-RI PTM Validation

The Association of Official Analytical Chemists (“AOAC”) is a non-profit scientific association with headquarters in Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA. It publishes standardized, chemical analysis methods designed to increase confidence in results of chemical and microbiological analyses. Government agencies and civil organizations often require that laboratories use official AOAC Performance Tested Method (“PTM“) certification.

AOAC’s technical contributions center on the creation, validation and global publication of reliable analytical test methods, primarily to evaluate the safety of foods, beverages, dietary supplements, and similar materials consumed by humans and animals, or to evaluate purity of materials used in production of foodstuffs and their ingredients.

AOAC has 10 North American sections, organized geographically, as well as seven geographic sections in the rest of the world.

AFNOR Validation

The Association Française de Normalisation (“AFNOR”) is the French national organization for its international organization for standardizing activities, providing information, certification and training through a global network of key partners. The AFNOR group worldwide consists of the countries France, Algeria, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Gabon, Germany, India, Italy, Iran, Ivory Coast, Japan, Korea, Lebanon, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, New Caledonia, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Reunion, Romania, Russia, Spain, Senegal, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, and Vietnam.

AFNOR provides certification in the areas of management systems, products, services, labels, individuals, private verfications, assessments, and online tests. They also offer assessment services in corporate social responsibility and of suppliers. More commonly known, AFNOR provides certification and audit services in relation to International Standards Organization (“ISO”).

Health Canada Approved Method

One of Health Canada’s responsibilities is to ensure the health and safety of Canadians as it relates to products and services, along with reducing health risk. The Health Canada Approved Method as it relates to food safety products and services applies standards and regulations to verify laboratory procedures. Health Canada publishes these approved methods in the Compendium of Analytical Methods.

 

1 The Actero™ Enrichment Media referred to is the patented “Elite” group of Actero™ enrichment media formulations.