Validations and Method Approvals

Food industry leaders, experts, and testing laboratories are united in their confidence in the superior performance of Actero™ Enrichment Media1 line of food safety microbiology products. Third-party validations and certifications confirm our revolutionary claims on Actero™’s positive impact on the food processing and manufacturing industry, as well as on 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 Platform: 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 Platform: 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 Platform: 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 Platform: 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 Platform: MICT® Reader
External Validation: Health Canada
License/Certification Number: MLFP-99
Pathogens: Listeria spp.
Matrices (Samples): Environmental surfaces
Method Developer: Salus Scientific Inc. (method registered with Health Canada under FoodChek Systems Inc.)
Diagnostic Platform: 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
Diagnostic Platform: foodproof® – 5’Nuclease
External Validation: NordVal
License/Certification Number: NMKL 025, NMKL 054
Pathogens: Listeria monocytogenes
Matrices (Samples): Variety of food and environmental surfaces
Method Developer: BIOTECON Diagnostics GmbH

 

Actero™ Salmonella Enrichment Media

Diagnostic Platform: 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 Platform: 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: Salus Scientific Inc. (method registered with AOAC under FoodChek Systems Inc.)

 

Actero™ Multiplex Enrichment Media

Diagnostic Platform: GENE-UP® NUTRAPLEX PRO™
External Validation: AOAC PTM
License/Certification Number: 082103
Pathogens: Salmonella spp., E. coli, Staphylococcus aureus
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.

NordVal International

In 2007, NordVal International was incorporated as a certification body within NMKL (Nordic Committee on Food Analysis). NMKL was established in 1947 and consists of chemists, microbiologists, sensory analysts and statisticians from the five Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

NMKL’s objectives are to:

  • be a Nordic network of expert in food analysis
  • provide reliable methods and procedures for foods and feeds
  • offer NordVal certified methods for feed, food and environmental samples
  • develop guidelines for laboratories and users of analytical results
  • organize relevant training courses, workshops and seminars both nationally and internationally
  • promote Nordic interests internationally on topics relating to food methodology

The NMKL organization also cooperates with Nordic food safety authorities and other international food safety bodies to ensure a safe and reliable food trade supply in accordance with legislation.