There are many opportunities for food contamination to take place as todays food supply is complex and involves a range of different stages including on-farm production, harvesting, processing, storage, transport and distribution before the food reaches the consumers.
SmartCHEK™ was developed to help processors and suppliers do their part to help make sure their product is contamination free.
The Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration of the United States identified Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes, Compylobacter jejuni, and E-Coli O-157 that it believes are responsible for approximately:
21% of foodborne illnesses, 56% of related hospitalizations, 54% of deaths related annually in the USA.
SmartCHEK™ pathogen kits cover these food-borne pathogens
Quantitative or Real Time PCR (qPCR) is one of the most well known and versatile molecular testing Technologies that provides high sensitivity and accuracy and is replacing older technologies such culture and ELISA based tests.
SmartCHEK™ ultra-fast qPCR based food safety testing kits provide high efficiency and accuracy. The typical running time of these probe based assays on the GENECHECKER UF-150 is about 30 minutes saving time, money and allows for much quicker processing and shipping.