Food Safety Magazine

Product | January 22, 2020

Romer Labs® Introduces RapidChek® Campylobacter Test Kit, Providing Fast, Scalable Detection for the Poultry Industry

By Staff

Romer Labs® Introduces RapidChek® Campylobacter Test Kit, Providing Fast, Scalable Detection for the Poultry Industry

Romer Labs, a provider of diagnostic solutions for the agricultural, food, and feed industries, has announced that its RapidChek® line of solutions for pathogen testing will now include a test kit for Campylobacter.

RapidChek Campylobacter couples a sensitive immune-detection strip with a proprietary aerobic enrichment media. Poultry processors testing carcass rinses, turkey carcass swabs, and raw ground chicken get clear results within 20 minutes (after incubation), ensuring accuracy and enhancing compliance with emerging regulations in the United States.

RapidChek Campylobacter was developed in collaboration with a large poultry processor looking for an efficient way to comply with new U.S. Department of Agriculture regulations that require the industry to implement qualitative testing for the pathogen using enrichment-based procedures. RapidChek Campylobacter detects the three regulated species—C. jejuni, C. coli, and C. lari—in carcass rinses, raw ground chicken and turkey carcass swabs.

Julie Sundgaard, managing director, Romer Labs North America says, “We have been hearing from our customers in the poultry sector that they need a rapid, reliable test for Campylobacter that doesn’t need specialized and expensive equipment to comply with new regulations. With the RapidChek Campylobacter test kit, we provide them with the solution they have been looking for. The procedure is simple—an all-in-one aerobic enrichment media requires no additional supplements for preparation, and the whole test can be learned with minimal training. We know that resource management is an issue for poultry processors. This is why we made sure that our kit can be stored at room temperature and has a long shelf life. Third-party certifications are pending.”

Romer Labs | RomerLabs.com

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