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® STEC Screening LyoKit

Shiga-toxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC or VTEC), e.g. E. coli O157, E. coli O145 or E. coli O104 are known to cause diarrhea, hemorrhagic colitis (HC) and the potentially fatal hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). STEC are most commonly transmitted through raw ground beef, raw or inadequately pasteurized milk, sprouts and vegetables.
The foodproof STEC Screening LyoKit detects the Shiga toxin genes stx1 and stx2, including the allele stx2f, as well as the adherence-factor intimin gene (eae) in one multiplex real-time PCR reaction. The detection of stx2f is currently not possible using the STEC ISO / TS 13136.

The foodproof STEC Screening LyoKit was validated according to the AOAC RI PTM program (license number 102004). The validation includes an 8 h rapid enrichment for raw meat samples.

BIOTECON Diagnostics Kit

Available Platforms:

LightCycler 480
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  • Product No.: R 602 11
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  • Product No.: R 602 11


  • stx1
  • stx2
  • eae
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