Assessment criteria and approaches for rapid detection methods to be used in the food industry

Martin Wiedmann, Siyun Wang, Laurie Post, Kendra Nightingale

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Abstract

The number of commercially available kits and methods for rapid detection of foodborne pathogens continues to increase at a considerable pace, and the diversity of methods and assay formats is reaching a point where it is very difficult even for experts to weigh the advantages and disadvantages of different methods and to decide which methods to choose for a certain testing need. Although a number of documents outline quantitative criteria that can be used to evaluate different detection methods (e.g., exclusivity and inclusivity), a diversity of criteria is typically used by industry to select specific methods that are used for pathogen detection. This article is intended to provide an overall outline of criteria that the food industry can use to evaluate new rapid detection methods, with a specific focus on nucleic acid-based detection methods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)670-690
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of food protection
Volume77
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2014

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