Why wait for a COVID-19 result
Detect SARS-CoV-2 in several food matrices, including pork, beef and chicken products
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 confi dence 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.