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Neogen’s Listeria Right NowTM wins CFIA innovation award - No enrichment, actionable results in under 60 minutes

The CFIA (Carrefour des Fournisseurs de l’Industrie Agroalimentaire) is an annual agro-food fair held in France, showcasing the latest developments in food industry technology.

Neogen’s award winning innovative Listeria Right Now test system detects Listeria in environmental samples in under 60 minutes — without the need for enrichment.

The new test system enables food safety professionals to implement an immediate action, which could include improving sanitation efforts or processes.

Neogen’s new test system can detect all species of Listeria, including the pathogenic L. monocytogenes, in under 60 minutes through their ribosomal RNA (rRNA). The process starts with taking an environmental sample to capture any Listeria present. The entire swab sample is placed in a tube that contains a lysis buffer that breaks up any bacteria present, and releases its rRNA. If Listeria is in the sample, the test’s reagents will amplify thousands of copies of its rRNA — and make the Listeria easily detectable by Listeria Right Now.