Neogen received a matrix extension for its Performance Tested MethodSM Certification (PTM #061203) from the AOAC Research Institute related to the company’s ANSR for Salmonella assay. In addition to the original claims, the following matrices now are included in the approval: soy flour, cocoa powder, peanut butter, almonds, dry pet food, dried pasteurized egg, black pepper, ice cream, raw shrimp and raw spinach.  This certificate from AOAC-RI independently confirms the assay’s performance as equivalent to that of the FDA or USDA reference methods for Salmonella detection in the stated matrices. The ANSR system uses an innovative, isothermal DNA-amplification process to amplify DNA to detectable levels and fluorescent molecular beacon technology for detection of the pathogen target. Combined with ANSR’s single enrichment step, Neogen’s new pathogen-detection method can provide DNA-definitive results for Salmonella in as little as 10 hours from the time the sample is taken.