Food Safety Magazine

Products | April 16, 2013

Case Study: Marshfield Food Safety Streamlines Food Safety Testing and Achieves Greater Efficiencies

Marshfield Food Safety, LLC (MFS) has integrated the Atlas® System into its food safety testing operations. MFS, an independent testing laboratory owned by Marshfield Clinic and headquartered in Marshfield, WI, has implemented the Atlas System at two of its eleven locations. With adoption of the Atlas system, MFS has the capability of running the Atlas Listeria Detection Assay and the Atlas Salmonella Detection Assay, both of which have received AOAC Performance Tested™ certification. MFS plans to use the Atlas System for molecular pathogen detection of Salmonella and Listeria in food and environmental, food ingredient, and finished product samples.

Roy P. Radcliff, CEO of MFS, explained, “The Atlas System from Roka Bioscience is one of the most accurate and robust systems we have evaluated. We always look for new technologies that will allow us to streamline operations while maintaining the highest quality of testing to our clients. The Atlas System provides superior traceability, quality control, and data integration with our LIMS. The Atlas System also offers improvements in efficiency through automation which translates directly into cost savings.”

The Atlas System is an innovative fully automated molecular instrument for the detection of pathogens in food and environmental samples. This instrument utilizes a simple three-step procedure—Enrich, Transfer, Automate—and is capable of processing over 300 samples in 8 hours. The system’s continuous workflow and high throughput provides greater efficiency, flexibility, and dynamic scalability to meet the ever-increasing demands placed on food safety laboratories.

“MFS works closely with all its clients and strives to provide solutions—not just test results,” said Paul Thomas, CEO and President of Roka Bioscience. “The Atlas System meets that need. Its accuracy, speed, efficiency, and traceability make it a complete value-added solution. We are thrilled MFS has adopted the Atlas System and is realizing the incredible value it brings to food safety testing.”

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