Pathogen Testing

  • 3M recognizes the need for fast, accurate, and validated detection of food-borne pathogens. We offer a broad range of pathogen testing including Salmonella, Listeria spp, Listeria monocytogenes, E. coli O157, Campylobacter and Cronobacter to detect foodborne pathogens in a wide variety of foods and food environments.

    New chemistry. Streamlined workflow. Better results.
    Meet your new go-to team. The 3M™ Molecular Detection System keeps your process running smoothly and efficiently. With chemistry based on 3M nanotechnology, a single protocol for all pathogens and next-day results, you can streamline your workflow and reduce technician time by 30%.

    The science behind it all.
    Powered by unique technologies — Isothermal DNA Amplification and Bioluminescence Detection — the 3M Molecular Detection System is a fast, accurate, easy-to-use solution.

    Simplified for productivity.
    With one protocol and fewer steps than most tests on the market, our system makes it easy to train employees. Color-coded assay tubes with matching software screens make it easy to use. Plus, with the ability to run all assays simultaneously and the flexibility to test up to 96 samples in each run, the 3M Molecular Detection System reduces repetitive tasks for less chance of human error — and helps you operate more efficiently.

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Environmental Monitoring for Pathogen Testing

  • A robust environmental monitoring program is crucial considering the dangers inherent in the food processing industry. Join Dr. Martin Wiedmann of Cornell University for this 5-part environmental monitoring webinar series from 3M Food Safety.

  • A partnership between 3M and Cornell University has led to the development of an Environmental Monitoring handbook. This resource for food processors and lab technicians can help prioritize both consumer safety and confidence as well as executive profit expectations.

  • As the poultry industry grows, the measures of quality and the protocols to improve food safety grow with it. Two 3M sponsored webinars are available to help you take a holistic approach to quality and safety for poultry processing.

Explore the Industry Segments from 3M Food Safety

  • Keep your facility safe from pathogens such as Campylobacter, Listeria, Salmonella, and others with an integrated food safety solution for poultry processing. Monitor simultaneously and accurately with a total solution from 3M Food Safety.

  • Fluid milk, cheese, ice cream, powdered infant formula, UHT processing, butter, and dry ingredients: we help you test them all. With access to our dairy testing solution as well as our expert technical support, we can help you maximize consistency, efficiency, and accuracy.

  • Accurately test for pathogens such as E. coli O157, Listeria, and Salmonella and keep your company’s brand reputation safe with 3M Food Safety solutions for meat processing. Passage of the USDA Food Safety Inspection Service’s Pathogen Reduction means it’s never been so important to test your beef, lamb, veal, and pork, and we’ll help you every step of the way.

  • Utilize our complete portfolio of food safety testing, including produce, seafood, eggs, and Ready-To-Eat (RTE).

3M Pathogen Testing: Validations & Awards.

  • Third-party validations such as AOAC confirm that the method has been scrutinized to prove that it is reliable, repeatable and has performed equal to or better than the reference method to which it was compared.

    Method Recognitions Certs and Vals (PDF, 240.17 KB)