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® Listeria Genus Detection LyoKit

In addition to the foodproof Listeria monocytogenes Detection LyoKit, BIOTECON Diagnostics offers the foodproof Listeria Genus Detection LyoKit for the detection of the sensu stricto Listeria species. The sensu stricto definition includes six species: L. monocytogenes, L. innocua, L. seeligeri, L. welshimeri, L. ivanovii and L. marthii. Though predominantly L. monocytogenes causes food-related illness, the Listeria sensu stricto species are ubiquitous and often used as a hygiene indicator. Frequently contaminated foods are uncooked products, such as salmon, raw milk, raw sausage or raw cured meat.

BIOTECON Diagnostics Kit

Available Platforms:

LightCycler 480
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  • Product No.: R 602 20
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  • Product No.: R 602 20


  • Listeria spp. “sensu stricto” Definition
  • for all kind of food