Foodborne Pathogens

A pathogen is a synonym for a disease-causing microorganism. Food pathogens represent a special form of microbial pathogens, which are picked up and spread through food.
Below a number of pathogens are listed, for which BIOTECON Diagnostics offers suitable foodproof® DNA extraction and real-time PCR detection kits. Many of the pathogen kits have been certified by recognized institutions such as AOAC-RI, MicroVal or NordVal (see licensing options / validations), and thus independently tested for quality and safety.

foodproof® E. coli O157 Detection Kit

The foodproof E. coli O157 Detection Kits are certified by AOAC-RI and NordVal, and allow selective detection of pathogenic Escherichia coli O157. O157 is the most important serotype of the shigatoxin-producing E. coli bacteria (STEC). The pathogen is transmitted by ingestion of contaminated food, including raw meat, soybean sprouts or raw milk. Less than 100 bacterial cells are necessary to cause infection.

BIOTECON Diagnostics Kit

Available Platforms:

LightCycler 480
  • Reactions: 96
  • Product No.: R 302 10
  • Reactions: 96
  • Product No.: R 302 10


  • E. coli O157
  • For all kind of food.