Just after a bit of advice :) I had a phone call from some rep from a lab supply company (firstly he spoke to my boss who has zero knowledge on anything micro) selling rapid listeria testing, I have attached the stuff he had sent me. Its sponge swabs that are incubated for 24-30 hours and they change colour if there is listeria present. This is only a persumpitve test and is not UKAS accredited, its AOAC approved so they would then have to be sent to our outside UKAS acc lab. The only benefit i can see on this is that I can get a quicker indication if listeria is present but it seems like a waste of money, buying the swabs and incubator, as I would have to send them on to our lab to be confirmed. To me it makes no sense it seems like extra work and extra cost in the long run, to my boss he thinks this is great cause the swabs are cheaper etc.
What do yous think? am I just being a negative nelly lol??
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Insite Listeria Data Sheet.pdf 1.3MB 15 downloads
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