SDIX STEC Food Safety Product Receives USDA MLG Designation
SDIX™ (NASDAQ: SDIX) today announced that its RapidChek® CONFIRM™ non-O157 STEC Immunomagnetic Separation (IMS) test kit has been reviewed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and has been listed in the recently updated USDA Microbiological Laboratory Guidebook (MLG) 5B.02 as the IMS reagents to be used in E. coli testing.
On June 4, 2012, the USDA Food Safety Inspection Service (“FSIS”) began monitoring of the “Big Six” non-O157 shiga toxin producing E. coli (STEC), incorporating the RapidChek® CONFIRM™ STEC test kit in their testing method. Recently, one of the Big Six, E. coli O145 has been implicated in an E. coli outbreak in the southern US, though the source has not been identified.
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