Consumer protection and food safety

Rapid test to detect salmonella in food

Research News /

Anyone can get salmonella poisoning, but babies, toddlers, the elderly and people with immunodeficiencies are particularly susceptible. For people with weakened immune systems, the gastrointestinal disease can lead to serious complications. So far it has taken several days to detect salmonella in food. A new rapid test being developed by Fraunhofer researchers will detect the germs in less than eight hours.