Quick tracing of the Salmonella source.

The first priority in case of a Salmonella contamination it to trace the source as soon as possible. To facilitate an efficient search it is good to know that different sources of Salmonella contamination are often associated with distinct Salmonella serotypes. Therefore, it is essential in any Salmonella reduction program to know which serotype is the culprit. The traditional Kauffmann-White method for confirming and serotyping Salmonella takes at least several days to obtain an end result. Also, up to 10 – 15% of cases yield inconclusive results.

This is why Check-Points developed Check & Trace Salmonella, which overcomes these hurdles. It provides a rapid Salmonella confirmation and serotyping method based on DNA technology for routine use in any laboratory. With a single test – which can be performed in one day – it confirms the presence of Salmonella and identifies the serotype. If you suspect a Salmonella contamination in your poultry farm, Check & Trace Salmonella is the fastest and most reliable method to trace the source of contamination.

Why BRF chose for Check & Trace Salmonella.

Fabrício da Silva Delgado, Director of Animal Production and Health at BRF

BRF SA, one of the largest food companies in the world and a leading global provider of animal protein, is using Check&Trace Salmonella as an integral part of the Salmonella reduction program in place at BRF SA throughout the production chain.

“BRF is committed to develop products of high quality,” says Fabrício da Silva Delgado, Director of Animal Production and Health at BRF. “We invest in research and in innovation and continuously monitor the health of our livestock to minimize the incidence of contamination. Through state of the art molecular tests we are able to pinpoint and eliminate the source of contamination in the most efficient manner. Our association with Check-Points is a key part in this strategy.”

Both companies are planning to work together on a similar approach to screen and understand resistance in livestock, using Check-Points’ innovative molecular antibiotic resistance technology such as Check-MDR CT, currently used by ivy league hospitals.

Contact

Check-Points B.V.
Binnenhaven 5
6709 PD Wageningen
The Netherlands

+31 (0) 317 453 908
info@check-points.com

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