Every food company wants a pathogen detection method that is fast, reliable and easy to use. Quality control labs understand that DNA-based PCR pathogen detection systems offer advanced science, with results that are faster than culture and more accurate than antibodies. But how are they to know which PCR system is best? For one company, the choice was easy.
Start With the Basics
A large food processor, which prides itself as a leader in high-quality natural and organic poultry products, values cutting-edge technologies that give it competitive advantages. When a new director of quality assurance was hired, he identified several areas for improvement. One of his first recommendations was to implement in-house food safety testing for faster checks on the incidence of pathogens and the effect of interventions.
The director was convinced that a rapid, PCR-based testing method should be utilized. He also wanted a method that was validated by AOAC and used by the USDA.
The BAX® System met all of those criteria. From his previous job, the director was already familiar with the BAX® System and favorably impressed with its speed, accuracy, and ease of use. But he was also aware of other PCR systems in the market that made similar claims.