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Testing methodology for Salmonella Enteritidis (SE)

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FDA has determined that the following methods are equivalent to "Environmental Sampling and Detection of Salmonella in Poultry Houses" (April 2008) in accuracy, precision, and sensitivity in detecting Salmonella Enteritidis:

  1. "Procedures for collection, isolation and identification of Salmonella from environmental samples, cloacal swabs, chick box papers, and meconium samples," 9 CFR 147.12.(September 2010)
  2. SDIX RapidChek SELECT™ Salmonella Enteritidis Test System
  3. Neogen Reveal Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) Test System
  4. Applied Biosystems TaqMan® Salmonella Enteritidis Detection Kit from Life Technologies.

FDA has determined that the following methods are equivalent to Chapter 5 (Salmonella) of FDA's Bacteriological Analytical Manual (BAM, December 2007 Edition) in accuracy, precision, and sensitivity in detecting Salmonella Enteritidis:

  1. Applied Biosystems TaqMan® Salmonella Enteritidis Detection Kit from Life Technologies, both with and without the 96-hour hold time recommended by the BAM.
  2. SDIX RapidChek SELECT™ Salmonella Enteritidis Test System, without the 96-hour hold time recommended by the BAM.
  3. Neogen Reveal Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) Test System, but only with the 96-hour hold time recommended by the BAM. It is not considered equivalent without the 96-hour hold time.
  4. The BAX® System PCR Assay for Salmonella and the BAX® System PCR Assay for Salmonella 2, without the 96-hour hold time recommended by the BAM.
  5. Chapter 5 (Salmonella) of FDA's Bacteriological Analytical Manual (BAM, February 2014 Edition).

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