A review of culture-dependent and molecular methods for detection of salmonella in food safety

T. Y. Thung, E. Lee, G. Y. Wai, C. F. Pui, C. H. Kuan, J. M.K.J.K. Premarathne, M. Nurzafirah, C. W. Tan, T. T.H. Malcolm, O. S.B. Ramzi, D. R. Wendy, C. Y. New, R. Son

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Salmonella is the well-recognized foodborne pathogen leading the most research and surveillance attention especially from government agencies as well as in food industry. In Malaysia, Salmonella is one of the main bacteria which monitored by the National Laboratory Surveillance System. Previously, standard culture methods have always been employed by many laboratories for Salmonella detection in Food Surveillance Programs. However, more advanced detection methods will be needed to improve the sensitivity and specificity of Salmonella identification. In this review, Salmonella detection methods including conventional and recent advances in molecular-based methods will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)622-627
Number of pages6
JournalFood Research
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Detection
  • Food safety
  • Salmonella

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