The blackPREP Food DNA Kit I has been specially developed for extracting bacterial DNA from food after the bacteria have been cultured according to standard procedure in a Stomacher apparatus. The starting material for the extraction is a bacterial pellet taken from 1 ml culture. The subsequent purification step is based on binding the extracted DNA to an optimized Spin Filter membrane. Multiple wash steps precede elution; these guarantee highly pure DNA for later applications. Analytik Jena‘s rapidSTRIPE assays can then be used as fast, uncomplicated tools for detecting food-borne bacterial pathogens in later applications. Ready-to-use kits include, among others, highly-specific systems for detecting listeria and salmonella.