Why wait for a COVID-19 result
in several food matrices, including pork
The novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2
(2019-nCOV-2) is known to cause COVID-19
, which is a respiratory illness spreading from person to person via direct contact with or exhale respiratory droplets generated when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
Although the SARS-CoV-2 cannot grow on food due to a virus requires a living host like a person or an animal to multiply. Considering the SARS CoV-2
can remain viable on surfaces for quite a period of time. It may survive in foods and on surfaces for hours to days.
It is essential to develop innovative diagnostics for SARS-CoV-2 not only for infected people but also for food and surrounding environments.
The food industry is also required to maintain trust and consumer confidence in the safety of food
. Novel coronavirus (2019-nCOV-2) Food Check kits
from DNA Diagnostic will enable food producer to determine
, and monitor
the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in the food production
and environment. Using a reliable RNA extraction from 25 grams of meat sample followed by an accurate, sensitive and highly specific RT-qPCR reaction, the result can be acquired in 3 hours
The assay was validated on bacterial, viral nucleic acids and artifi cial contaminated samples. Novel coronavirus (2019-nCOV-2) Food Check is validated to detect down to 500 copies of viral nucleic acid per 1 gram of sample.