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Detection of Salmonella by Flow-Through Immunocapture Real-Time PCR in Selected Foods within 8 Hours

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This study investigated flow-through immunocapture (FTI), using the Pathatrix device, followed by plating on xylose lysine desoxycholate (XLD) agar (FTI-XLD) or analysis by real-time PCR (FTI-PCR) for the detection of Salmonella on smooth tomato surfaces and in potato salad and ground beef within 8 h. Food samples were inoculated with an appropriate dilution of a five-serovar Salmonella cocktail and enriched for 5 h. Following enrichment, samples were analyzed by the FTI-XLD and FTI-PCR methods. Food samples were also analyzed by a modified U.S. Food and Drug Administration Bacteriological Analytical Manual (BAM) Salmonella culture method for comparison. Salmonella inoculated at 100 CFU per tomato or 100 CFU/25 g was detected by the FTI-XLD method in 6, 8, and 4 of 10 samples for tomatoes, potato salad, and ground beef, respectively. Salmonella inoculated at 100 CFU per tomato or 100 CFU/25 g was detected by the FTI-PCR method in 8, 9, and 9 of 10 samples for tomatoes, potato salad, and ground beef, respectively. The FTI-PCR method achieved significantly higher (P < 0.05) detection of Salmonella on tomatoes, whereas the FTI-XLD method achieved significantly lower (P < 0.05) detection of Salmonella in ground beef when compared with the modified BAM Salmonella culture method; however, all other comparisons to the modified BAM method were not significantly different. The FTI-XLD method demonstrated the ability to isolate presumptive Salmonella colonies up to 48 h faster than did the modified BAM Salmonella culture method.

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: ConAgra Foods, Incorporated, Six ConAgra Drive 6-350, Omaha, Nebraska 68102, USA 2: Food Science and Human Nutrition Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611-0370, USA

Publication date: April 1, 2007

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