MicroVal has approved the renewal of the certificate for BactoScanTM FC and FC+, manufactured by Foss Analytical A/S. BactoScanTM FC/FC+ gives an accurate determination of the hygienic quality of raw milk with a capacity of testing up to 200 samples per hour.
BactoScanTM FC/FC+ was first validated in 2015. The validation study, then, was performed by Qlip, who have also been involved as expert lab in the renewal procedure. The validation has been performed in accordance with ISO 16140-2 and the EURL MMP document on the validation criteria of instrumental methods for enumeration of total flora in raw milk (Dec. 2011)
The certificate has number 2013LR45 and can be found on the MicroVal website, together with the supporting summary reports.
We are happy to welcome two new MicroVal Expert Laboratories: Laboratoire MicroSept (France) and WFC-Food Safety (The Netherlands). With that we now have eight labs that perform MicroVal validation studies.
A MicroVal expert lab is in charge of the co-ordination and supervision of the three phases of the validation procedure: (1) the development of the validation protocol, (2) the method comparison study of the alternative method against the reference method and (3) the interlaboratory study of both methods.
Our other labs are: ADRIA (France), Campden BRI (UK), Q-Laboratories (USA), Qlip (The Netherlands), Actalia Cecalait (France) and IZS (Italy). Contact details can be found on this page on our website.
MicroVal has approved the renewal and extension of the certificates for the foodproof® Salmonella spp. method, manufactured by BIOTECON Diagnostics for the qualitative detection of Salmonella spp. in foods, feed and primary production samples.
The foodproof® Salmonella spp. method was first validated in 2013 with an automated (certificate 2011LR40) and a manual sample preparation protocol (certificate 2011LR42). Within the renewal study, the certificates were extended for the lyophilized version of the kit – the foodproof® Salmonella Detection LyoKit. The study was performed by ADRIA Développement, France.
The method is also PTM approved by the AOAC-RI and NordVal validated.
The certificates can be found here on the MicroVal website, together with the supporting summary reports.
MicroVal has approved the renewal of the certificate for Compact Dry TC, manufactured by Nissui Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd and Supplied by HyServe GmbH. Compact Dry TC enumerates total viable organisms in a broad range of foods.
We are proud that the first ever MicroVal certificate to be issued will be valid for at least another four years. Compact Dry TC was first validated twelve years ago in 2007. The renewal study was performed by Campden BRI.
The method is also validated for AOAC PTM and NordVal.
The certificate has number 2007LR01 and can be found here on the MicroVal website, together with the supporting summary report.
MicroVal has just issued the first certificate for Neogen’s Soleris Enterobacteriaceae, based on a semi-quantitative validation for detection of Enterobacteriaceae at a threshold of <10cfu/ml. The study was conducted by Campden BRI.
This novel approach was designed to meet a specific legislative requirement in EU 2073 for the presence of Enterobacteriaceae in dairy products at a level of <10cfu/ml. Historically, ISO 16140-2:2016 validation studies have either been quantitative i.e. based on enumeration of microorganisms in the test samples, or qualitative, i.e. based on detecting the presence or absence of a target microorganism in a test sample. This semi-quantitative study design compared the results from the enrichment of a test sample in the Neogen Soleris system using the S2-EBAC9 Enterobacteriaceae vial with the results from the reference method which uses a plating method. The unique part of this validation was the use of a single plate of the reference agar where the absence of any colonies was equivalent to detection of <10cfu/ml and the presence of one or more colonies was equivalent to detection of >10cfu/ml. Hence the approach used a plate count method as a qualitative result and not a quantitative result.
This semi-quantitative approach could have a wide application to many other microbiological test methods which use a dilute to specification approach to show compliance with a target threshold of, for example, <10cfu/ml or <100cfu/ml.
The certificate for Neogen’s Soleris Enterobacteriaceae can be found by the number 2018LR83.
In September 2019 MicroVal has approved the issuing of the certificate for HyServe’s Compact Dry PA, the ready to use plate for enumeration of total Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA). This is the first MicroVal certificate for a enumeration method to be used within the field of water intended for human consumption. The certificate is based on the results of a validation study in accordance with ISO 17994:2014 and ISO 16140-2:2016, which has been performed by Campden BRI. The certificate can be found by the number 2017LR66. The Compact Dry plates are manufactured by Nissui Pharmaceutical CoLtd and supplied by HyServe.
Moreover, the certificate for HyServe’s CompactDry YM for the enumeration of yeasts and moulds in a broad range of foods, which was originally issued in 2011, has been successfully renewed, based on the validation study according to ISO 16140-2:2016 by Campden BRI. The certificate has number RQA2008LR10.
MicroVal has approved the issuing of the certificate for a method by Biocontrol Systems, Inc. The Assurance GDS® Cronobacter Tq II for the detection of Cronobacter spp. in infant formula, infant cereals and environmental samples has been certified, based on the results of the validation study performed by Q laboratories. The certificate has number 2017LR77.
MicroVal has approved the issuing of the certificate for a method by 3MTM Food Safety. The Petrifilm™ Rapid E. Coli Coliform Count (REC) for the enumeration of E. coli and coliforms in a broad range of foods has been certified, based on the results of the validation study performed by Q laboratories. The certificate has number 2017LR76.
MicroVal has approved the issuing of the certificate for the method by Charm Sciences, Inc. The Peelplate® EB for the detection and enumeration of Enterobacteriaceae in heat processed milk and dairy products, infant formula and infant cereal, has been certified based on the results of the validation study by Q laboratories. The certificate can be found by the number 2017LR69.
In December 2018 MicroVal approved the issuing of two certificates for two MC-Media pad methods developed by JNC Corporation. The MC-Media pad CCTM for the enumeration of coliforms in foods and the MC-Media pad ECTM for the enumeration of coliforms and Escherichia coli in foods were both certified based on the results of a validation study by Campden BRI. The certificates have number 2017LR70 and 2017LR71.