New ‘TentaSpeed L. mono’: Testing for Listeria spp. and Listeria monocytogenes in food in 6h

With the new rapid method “TentaSpeed L. mono”, developed at the BAV INSTITUTE, low bacterial counts of Listeria spp. and/ or L. monocytogenes can be detected in food within only 6h.

The process has been successfully tested for various food groups, such as meat and fish products, dairy products and cheese, salads, delicacies and convenience products. The detection limit is < 20 CFU/g.

The detection of the bacteria in the new 6-hour rapid method “TentaSpeed L. mono” is based on RT-PCR as in the 24-hour method. However, in this rapid method several steps are carried out to concentrate the bacteria before detection.

The BAV INSTITUTE has thus achieved a breakthrough, as for the first time results of Listeria spp. and Listeria monocytogenes in food are available only within a few hours.