Neogen Corporation's salmonella tests meet the guidance for salmonella in animal feed currently being considered by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, according to the company.

The FDA is proposing the testing of "direct human contact animal feed" for the presence of any salmonella and the testing of other animal feeds for salmonella strains of known concern to specific animal species. In particular, the government agency is focusing on poultry feed with Salmonella pullorum, Salmonella gallinarum or Salmonella enteritidis; swine feed with Salmonella choleraesuis; sheep feed with Salmonella abortusovis; horse feed with Salmonella abortusequi; and dairy and beef feeds with Salmonella newport or Salmonella dublin.

“Advancements in the ability to definitively trace a pathogenic outbreak to its root cause have solidified the link between animal feed and pet food contaminated with salmonella and human and animal illness,” said Ed Bradley, Neogen’s vice president of food safety. The company offers several testing platforms, including the Reveal 2.0 salmonella test system and the GeneQuence salmonella, which combines DNA hybridization technology with the ability to process up to 372 samples at once using a fully automated method or a small number of samples via a non-automated approach.