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Scientists evaluate faster Listeria detection method

4 monthes ago   |   By Food Safety News

Researchers in Norway have established and evaluated a faster method to detect Listeria monocytogenes.
Scientists at Nofima found it was possible to detect Listeria in a sample after only four hours of enrichment using a handheld sequencing device called MinION from Oxford Nanopore Technologies. This is 20 hours faster than the traditional enrichment method to look for the pathogen.
However, the analysis is not quantitative and cannot discriminate between live and dead bacteria.
Other microorganisms from the processing environment can be detected at the same time when using the sequencing...
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