ALS launches new rapid testing service for Salmonella and Listeria

Monday 4th May 2020

As part of our commitment to continuous improvement, ALS is proud to announce that we have secured UKAS accreditation for the Salmonella ‘Solus One’ test method and the Listeria ‘Solus One’ test method for the matrices shown below:

  • ESGMM525: Detection of SALMONELLA using Solus One: SALMONELLA testing for dried products (cereals, cereal bars, biscuits and confectionery products) and environmental swabs.
  • ESGMM526: Detection of Listeria using Solus One: Listeria testing for ENVIRONMENTAL swabs only

The key benefit of these methods is that it offers a reduced turnaround for results with the full test time being a total of just 30 hours. It will therefore be useful in assisting clients with urgent product safety investigations where time is of the essence.

At present, the rapid Salmonella test is only available at our Carlisle laboratory whilst the rapid Listeria method is only available at our Chatteris site. However, we will notify you as and when we are able to extend the accreditation to other ALS laboratories.

Please note that at present the rapid Salmonella method is not suitable for testing of other food related products other than those listed above or water samples. Likewise, the rapid Listeria method is only available for Environmental swabs at the current time.

Given the fast-track nature of this test, there will be an additional price premium for this test. Full details are available on request by contacting either your Account Manager or our Client Services Team at Chatteris ([email protected] / 01354 697028).