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With many preservatives available on the market, quality, price, and most crucial end user satisfaction mean improving the bottom line and growth. NAVCO partners with top experts worldwide to select the most economically and the most taste friendly food additives while maintaining maximum safety parameters.
Food Safety Testing
Listeriosis is a food-borne illness that usually presents as a self-limited syndrome with malaise, fever, and diarrhea with others symptoms as headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, or convulsions in addition to fever and muscle aches.
Strict regulations and a rising market pressure demand fast and reliable Listeria and other infectious pathogen detection solutions.
NAVCO has developed Fast & Reliable Listeria Test Kits to conduct food testing to support local public health units to identify contaminated food products traced to human illness and mitigate ongoing exposure and risk. NAVCO’s kits:
Personnel, Production Line and Identification
DNA analysis using PCR has been used for more than two decades by clinical laboratories to detect pathogens in human samples, but has only recently gained widespread use by food testing laboratories.
There are several reasons for this:
- It is more difficult to extract DNA from food samples, especially when there are low numbers of target pathogens to be detected.
- Until recently, PCR required specialist training for personnel and clean laboratories, which are not easily available on food production premises.
- The price per test was not cost-effective for food producers, in particular by smaller businesses.
- International validation and acceptance is also a major obstacle to the delayed implementation of PCR.
NAVCO offers a relatively low-cost simplified testing package that is truly a market disruptor which enables almost any food producer to set up a PCR laboratory, virtually next to the production line, and using any food production personnel to administer the testing in real time.
Quantification by real-time PCR is increasingly becoming an established technique. Despite this, PCR is still mostly used only to declare food products free from pathogens such as Salmonella or Listeria. That is one of the main strengths of PCR testing: screening a large number of samples for negative results to rapidly dispatch food products to the market. Samples that are found positive by PCR may still need to be confirmed by conventional cultivation methods. This is a requirement by many regulatory authorities or trade organizations.