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Listeria Right Now 1 hour Listeria environmental test AOAC approved


Neogen’s revolutionary Listeria Right Now™ environmental pathogen detection system has officially achieved AOAC approval, license number #081802. The approval adds another level of assurance to the food safety community, as the product has now been validated by one of the industry’s leading third-party accreditation groups.

Listeria Right Now is a complete system for taking environmental Listeria tests with molecular-level accuracy that requires no enrichment, so there’s no need for processors to grow bacteria cultures on-site. The system provides results in under one hour, much faster than traditional methods, which can take up to several days.

The system works so quickly thanks to a technology that targets rRNA, which is present in much greater numbers than the traditional DNA target. An isothermal reaction also causes the replication and amplification to occur at a constant rate instead of the normal thermal-cycle technology from traditional PCR systems. The technology allows food production and processing facilities to seek and eliminate Listeria more quickly, which can reduce the risk of cross-contamination of food products — keeping consumers safe.

Listeria Right Now has now been validated by AOAC and NSF International, and is the winner of the 2018 Innovation Award from the French organization Carrefour des Fournisseurs de l’Industrie Agroalimentaire.

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