A new testing kit for Salmonella promises to give the most sensitive detection results in less than a day, its manufacturers claim. Oxoid claims its DuPont lateral flow system Salmonella test has the ability to detect one colony forming unit of Salmonella in a 25g food sample within 24 hours.

The kit has its own primary enrichment medium for testing that facilitates the recovery of sub-lethally injured and healthy cells in only five hours for more reliable results. Oxoid claims that the product worked perfectly in two controlled line tests.

Minimal training is required to effectively use the kit making it suitable for salmonella screening in both large and small laboratories. Small labs also may be interested in the claim that the kit requires no capital investment.

The kit is suitable for use with raw meat and poultry, processed meats, dairy products, eggs and other fresh produce.

The Salmonella test is part of the Oxoid’s expanding range of DuPont kits. The company has kits for detecting Listeria, E coli and other systems specifically suited for the detection of yeasts and molds.