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Salmonella Enteritidis detection method gets interim NPIP approval

SDIX, a supplier of rapid detection solutions has announced that its RapidChek® SELECT™ Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) test system has been granted interim National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) approval by the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Poultry Health, for use in detecting the presence of SE in poultry environments.

The interim approval is in effect until the 2012 Biennial Conference of the NPIP where it will be considered for ratification by the full NPIP technical committee.

The NPIP is a cooperative Federal-State-Industry program developed to prevent or control certain egg-transmitted, hatchery-disseminated poultry diseases, including Salmonella Enteritidis. SDIX offers US egg and poultry producers an effective way to comply with the new FDA regulation that requires SE monitoring of the layer house environment. With this NPIP approval, producers now can also apply these SDIX SE testing advantages to comply with NPIP testing guidelines.

Tim Lawruk, Food Safety Market Manager at SDIX, said, “The NPIP’s approval provides hatcheries, egg layers and the broiler industry with confidence to use the SDIX RapidChek SELECT SE for the accurate detection and control of SE in the production environment. The RapidChek SELECT SE method’s improved sensitivity, reduced time to result and ease-of-use provide a highly effective testing solution for meeting NPIP environmental testing requirements.”

“In addition, the RapidChek SELECT SE method is the only rapid SE test available that uses patented enrichment media for faster detection and improved sensitivity, compared to other NPIP-approved methods. The addition of the RapidChek CONFIRM™ immuno-magnetic separation method allows for improved recovery of SE from high background environmental swabs, for improved sensitivity and confirmation that is consistent with the NPIP and FDA procedures.”

Source: SDIX

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