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  • Easy examination of a successful DNA extraction

    Allergens, GMO and/or animal DNA often are not detected in food samples. To avoid false–negative results a few controls are recommended. Positive control shows that the real-time PCR system works, inhibition control shows there is no false–negative result caused by inhibition. But how to exclude that the result is caused by an incorrect DNA extraction? […]

  • SureFood® ANIMAL ID – new products with the beginning of 2016

    Since many years CONGEN offers well established qualitative SureFood®ANIMAL ID real-time PCR kits. Over the years requirements from users had change. Regarding this requirements CONGEN had developed the SureFood®ANIMAL ID IAAC system during the last years. IAAC stands for Internal Amplification and Animal Control. A distinct animal species is detected sensitively in a defined detection […]

  • Product recalls: Listeria monocytogenes

    Currently there are Europe-wide recalls of products contaminated with Listeria especially Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogens can cause sickness, vomit and/or diarrhea and has a high risk especially for pregnant women and childs. The group of yopi (young, old, pregnant, immunocompromised) people should avoid raw or unprocessed food like salmon or raw milk cheese. Current recalls: […]

  • Detection of Salmonella within 18 – 26 h

    Diagnostic findings of Salmonella positive food in the summer season are not unusual. Therefore it is not surprising that different types of food were found Salmonella positive. Overview of current recalls worldwide: glutenfree wafers chocolate wafers sheep cheese  (raw milk) matjes fillets To protect consumers and avoid expensive and defamatory recalls, fast, sensitive and specific […]

  • Customer information SureFast® PREP DNA/RNA Virus

    Herewith CONGEN would like to inform all consumers of the extraction kit SureFast® PREP DNA/RNA Virus (Art.No.: F1051) of plannend changes in October 2015. The conversion is related to a change of colour of the Spin Filter Set from clear to pink. This change is an optical one only and has no influence on the […]

  • News from the 8th “Hafez” International Symposium on Turkey Production

    Within the framework of the biennial Working Group 10 (Turkey) meeting of the World’s Poultry Science Association poultry experts from around the world met at the end of May in Berlin to establish the exchange of scientific experience. During three days delegates from 23 nations discussed about current industry and research developments with the focus […]

  • Product recalls: Norovirus in frowzen strawberries

    Last week Norovirus was detected in frozen strawberries from Frost Import GmbH. The presence of Norovirus caused product recalls in Germany, Denmark and Switzerland. Following foodproducts and batches are affected: Denmark – ALDI DK All Seasons frosne jordbær Charge: 150.605 MHD 27.04.2017 Germany -ALDI Nord Golden Fruit Charge 150606 MHD 28.04.2017 Golden Fruit Charge 150655  […]

  • EHEC Detection within 24 h

    Shigatoxine-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) can cause middle to heavy illnesses like diarrhea or acute renal failure or can cause death. In 2011 5000 people come down with EHEC infection (enterohaemorrhagic E. coli) in Germany. Currently there are some recalls of products which are contaminated with shigatoxic-producing E. coli, which might be EHEC. Current product recalls […]

  • Price Conversion for Services with the Beginning of January 2015

    CONGEN as certified laboratory is interessted in keeping an high level of customer satisfaction. We always try to improve our service and workflows for the benefit of our customers. In response of many requests we decided to convert our service price structure with the beginning of January 2015. Following benefits will arise for our customers: […]

  • Rearrangement of PREP kits in September 2014

    The basis for successful and sensitive real-time PCR analyses are clean and concentrated nucleic acids extracts (DNA/RNA) derived from the samples. Real-time PCR analysis and DNA/RNA extraction method must go hand in hand in order to achieve a reliable and efficient assay. The intention of our assays is to offer excellently-working and simple-to-use solutions for […]