WARREN, N.J., Jan. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Roka Bioscience, Inc., (NASDAQ: ROKA) a molecular diagnostics company focused on providing advanced testing solutions for the detection of foodborne pathogens, today announced the launch of a white paper on the detection of Salmonella in peanut products, a topic that has brought much concern to industry professionals and consumers alike as a result of several recent peanut-related Salmonella outbreaks.
"Despite rapid improvements in technology and process controls, the incidence of Salmonella infection has not declined for nearly a decade," said Dr. Erin Dreyling, Director, Government & Scientific Affairs, at Roka Bioscience. "We have developed this white paper to address the dangerous threat Salmonella poses to our global food supply, and highlight the importance of choosing a testing solution and method that minimizes the risk for error in pathogen detection."
Peanut products pose a unique threat because there are several ways in which they can become contaminated, including after the roasting process by water or other vectors where the pathogen can survive for at least six months in peanut butter. As a result, it is critical to establish a strict food safety system and ensure the effectiveness of process controls. An acceptable test method should meet the following criteria:
- Sensitivity and specificity
- Time to result
- Error reduction and lab efficiency
For more information, and to download a complimentary copy of the white paper on the Detection of Salmonella in Peanut Products, please click here. To learn more about Roka's pathogen detection solutions, please visit www.rokabio.com.
About Roka Bioscience
Roka Bioscience is a molecular diagnostics company focused on developing and commercializing advanced testing solutions for the food safety testing market. Our Atlas Detection Assays incorporate our advanced molecular technologies and are performed on our "sample-in, result-out" Atlas System that automates all aspects of molecular diagnostic testing on a single, integrated platform. The Atlas System and Detection Assays are designed to provide our customers with accurate and rapid test results with reduced labor costs and improved laboratory efficiencies.
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