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BAX® System Sal Quant

A Method to Quantify Salmonella

In addition to knowing if Salmonella is present, Hygiena is pioneering diagnostics with the ability to quantify Salmonella at critical control points using BAX® Q7 and our BAX® System Real-Time Salmonella Assay.

This data is used to monitor levels of Salmonella and identify changes over time, enabling plant managers to utilize data to track Salmonella problem areas for rapid corrective action.

 

BAX® System Q7

BAX® System Real-Time Salmonella PCR Assay

 

BAX Q7 Real Time Salmonella Assay


 

Sal Quant vs MPN

BAX® System Sal Quant is used to monitor levels of Salmonella and identify changes over time and provides same day actionable results.

This method provides a more accurate and precise estimation of Salmonella when compared to Most Probable Number (MPN) methods, which don't quantify levels of bacteria and can't determine where contamination may be located.

 

PRD IMG 2003 REV A Sal Quant Graph


Pinpoint Salmonella Problem Areas

Quantifying Salmonella at critical control points helps identify the source of contamination at any step of production.


LIVE PRODUCTION

PRD IMG 2000 REV A Sal Quant Live

Use of Sal Quant

Slaughter order

Live side intervention adjustment

Verification of intervention efficacy

 

 

Example Sample Types

Boot Socks & Ceca

 

Enrichment Times

Approximately 12 hours

 

 

PROCESSING

PRD IMG 2001 REV A Sal Quant Processing

Use of Sal Quant

Verification of intervention efficacy

Pathogen mapping

Adjustment of interventions

Line speed statistical verification

 

Example Sample Types

Rinsates (whole bird, parts, wings) and swabs

 

Enrichment Times

Approximately 6 hours

 

FINAL PRODUCT

PRD IMG 2002 REV A Sal Quant Production

Use of Sal Quant

Diversion decisions and

final verification of intervention efficacy

 

 

 

Example Sample Types

Ground, whole bird, and part rinsates

 

Enrichment Times

Approximately 6-8 hours

 


SAL QUANT TESTED MATRICES

Over 15,000 samples ran to date on various matrices to generate curves

Developed curves for Matrices:  

 

  • Boot swabs
  • Ceca
  • Whole viscera packs
  • Whole bird rinsates
  • Parts rinsates
  • Chicken skin

  • Ground chicken
  • Ground turkey

 


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