Food Microbiology News - page 6
Mérieux NutriSciences have launched the first edition of its Blue Paper, entitled “European Food Safety Trends, Key Issues & Perspectives”. Starting from consumer perspective and
Pall has expanded its range of quality control protocols for the wine industry with a new application for GeneDisc® which gives quantification of Brettanomyces spp. and Brettanomyces bruxellensis, in 2 hours from sample to results.
Overcoming the limitations of 8 channel pipettes, the semi-automated VIAFLO 96 is now an integral part of Neoteryx’s Mitra® Microsampling device capable of handling hundreds or thousands of biological samples per day all within a small footprint.
New, ready-to-use Wort-Agar is optimised by the wort Döhler manufactures itself, the medium is suitable for detecting and determining the total count of yeast and moulds e.g. Saccharomyces pastorianus, S. cerevisiae, A. brasiliensis, P. roquefortii.
Health Canada Compendium now includes a protocol for using the BAX® System assay, a single-stage, 20- to 24-hour enrichment followed by real-time PCR detects Listeria species on a range of environmental surfaces in food industry.
Dr Martin Easter has been appointed Chief Scientific Officer of Hygiena. With 30 years’ experience as an industrial microbiologist, Martin first developed his interest in rapid microbiological methods when studying for his PhD in Aberdeen.
The Promicol system provides a rapid and reliable method for testing microbial ATP content in Soya and Cereal based products, currently used by international companies to routinely release finished products.
Independent third-party testing consistently confirms that routine cleaning alone is not enough to maintain truly clean environments, especially in healthcare settings. Dr. Gina Sloan, Director of Innovations at Microban has written a white paper about the role of embedded antimicrobials.
Using a rapid enrichment broth, foodproof® Listeria StarBroth, combined with foodproof® Listeria Genus Detection LyoKit, all “sensu stricto” Listeria species can be detected within 24 hours including enrichment.
Proficiency tests in an ISO/IEC 17025 accredited and GMP compliant Swiss testing lab, showed the Inlabtec Automated Serial Dilutor gave much more accurate total viable counts with a previously never achieved consistency between technicians.
Baker will feature the Bugbox Anaerobic Workstation at ASM Microbe 2017 in New Orleans, LA, Booth # 2546. If you are using more than 20 anaerobic jars per week the affordably priced Baker Bugbox delivers a lower cost per plate and the ability to examine plates without oxygen exposure.
Döhler is a specialist for innovative culture media for the beverage industry, ISO 11133:2014 compliant and referenced in global regulatory standards, the media is ready to use without weighing, autoclaving or performing your own media quality testing.
The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) will be presenting awards recognizing excellence in food safety to the following organizations and individuals at IAFP 2017, July 9–12 in Tampa, Florida.
Testing for Aflatoxin M1 is now faster and more accurate with the new ELISA test kit from Romer Labs which uses just one unified pipetting volume of 100 µl and does not need an agitation step thereby removing two majors sources of errors.
The Micronic 0.30ml tube with external thread has a working volume of 210µl, ideal for RNA/DNA libraries.
The 3M™ Molecular Detection Assay 2 - E. coli O157 (including H7) has been granted First Action status for AOAC Official Methods of AnalysisSM program, the system uses a single protocol for Cronobacter, Salmonella, Listeria and L. monocytogenes.
When lab floor space is limited, the Priorclave QCS range of top loading autoclaves allows small and tall objects to be sterilised side-by-side in a single process - at bench-height and mounted on casters, the range is easy to install, and ideal for regularly reconfigured facilities.
High throughput labs can look forward to completely hands-free automated colony counting of up to 300 Petri dishes per hour.
For the next 5-years, Roka have a non-exclusive distribution agreement with FoodChek Systems Inc. to distribute their lines of both proprietary Actero™ ELITE Enrichment Media and non-proprietary Actero™ UNIVERSAL Enrichment Media which speed up enrichment times for food pathogens.
DMD® Screen and Ident Kits from Döhler allow bacteria in an enriched beer sample or directly from an individual colony on solid media to be detected and identified in just an hour.