Our Range of Surrogate Microorganisms


SurroNov® is a range of dry-stabilized and ready-to-use surrogate microogranisms for process validations. SurroNov® products are non-pathogenic microorganisms that mimic the behavior of a target pathogen like Salmonella. In-plant process validations using SurroNov® surrogates is one of the easiest, safest and fastest ways to validate a kill step and ensure compliance with FSMA Preventive Controls for Human Food.


 Save time and manipulations

Because they are ready-to-use, SurroNov® products do not require any enrichment before use and there is no disruption of the intrinsic (water activity, moisture, fat/oil, pH…) or the physical properties of your product.

 Inoculate large volumes of product

SurroNov® surrogates are produced at high concentration using Novolyze’s dry technology. Therefore, any volume of product (from few kilos to several tons) can be inoculated at a minimum concentration of 107CFU/g to perform more efficient onsite validations.

 Achieve your validation objectives

SurroNov® surrogates can be inoculated at high concentrations (up to 1010 CFU/g) on a wide variety of food products allowing easy log detection. SurroNov® surrogates can be safely used in plants allowing onsite validation of your preventive controls.

 The best surrogate for your project

Novolyze has developed a full range of surrogate microorganisms qualified for different kinds of food products, target pathogens and kill steps.

SurroNov® surrogates are manufactured as a dry powder preparation and are available in several concentrations and packaging units.

Focus on The Food Safety Modernization Act

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the most sweeping reform of the U.S. food safety laws in more than 70 years, shifting the focus from responding to contamination to preventing it, with a special emphasis on Process Validations.
SurroNov® surrogate microorganisms are a key tool to meet these requirements.

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