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Thermo Fisher Scientific’s new Thermo Scientific RapidFinder Salmonella species, Typhimurium and Enteritidis Multiplex Flex Kit workflow is a fast path to actionable answers.

It is the only validated, certified system that can identify Salmonella species as well as differentiate between serovars Enteritidis and Typhimurium, and it can return next-day results. In short, it streamlines testing workflow and drastically reduces the wait time from testing to intervention or product release.

Compared with running separate PCR tests, the RapidFinder Salmonella Multiplex Kit workflow can reduce the cost of consumable goods by up to 50 per cent, significantly lower labour costs, and increase confidence in food safety.

Thermo Fisher vice president Bernd Hofmann said: “Salmonella outbreaks take a tremendous toll on our food supply channel. The cost to the global economy, in terms of hospitalisations, litigation, loss of work and loss of life are in the billions of dollars. It also has a great impact on organisations, as an outbreak can have major implications for brand integrity. At the same time, the globalisation of the food supply chain means ever evolving, more complex regulations, as governments work to ensure consumer health.”

The RapidFinder solution provides actionable data from a single rapid workflow for the simultaneous real-time PCR detection and differentiation of Salmonella species from poultry and pork meats, eggs, environmental samples, and primary production samples.

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