Microbiology News : food-beverage

Microbiome Identification Services
“If you don’t like bacteria, you’re on the wrong planet.  This is the planet of the bacteria.” so said Stewart Brand or was it Craig Venter? Either way, browse through our latest special focus on identifying the microbiome. more...
Fastest ever Listeria sample to result 60mins
Pathogen testing without enrichment is here and now, Claire Chilton, Neogen Europe discusses with rapidmicrobiology the technology behind Neogen's Listeria Right Now that enables production staff to achieve a sample to result in just one hour with only a few hours on-site training. more...
fluorescence detection
Spot Spoilage Sooner.  Speed up your beverage microbiological quality control process with fluorescence detection. Our EZ-Fluo rapid detection system can detect potential contamination up to 3 times faster than traditional methods. more...
Next Generation Sequencing Service from Eurofins
rapidmicrobiology asks Dr. Thomas Bretfort, Business Unit Manager for NGS at Eurofins Genomics, and one of the Managing Directors of Eurofins' sequencing division, about the impact that the NovaSeq6000 has had on their NGS services and what the future of this technology looks like. more...
Humous products sold in shops and supermarkets in Ireland and the UK are being recalled due to the presence of Salmonella. The supplier of the product is blaming a third-party ingredient on the source of the contamination.  more...
Listeria Chromogenic media PCR
Bio-Rad’s Listeria AFNOR Update: learn more on new confirmation options for RAPID'Lmono and renewal/extension for Listeria PCR solutions. more...
2020 media pack available now
Find out why leading microbiology manufacturers advertise with rapidmicrobiology.com.  Download our 2020 media kit today. more...
Complete solution for Food Viruses
BioMérieux offers a full complete testing solution for Norovirus GI, Norovirus GII (NoV) and Hepatitis A Virus (HAV) in food samples, according to ISO 15216-2:2019, from extraction through to detection via the easy-to-use GENE-UP® platform, AOAC and AFNOR validated. more...
EnSURE Touch Monitoring System
EnSURE™ Touch is an advanced monitoring system that collects, analyses and reports from multiple quality tests such as ATP, microorganisms, and enzymes. Featuring a 5-inch touch screen, wireless sync technology, cloud-based software, and the ability to conduct a wide range of tests.  more...
The European Court of Justice has issued a court order allowing food business operators to apply ListexP100 in ready-to-eat meals in order to combat the foodborne pathogen Listeria. As yet there is still no legal framework in place.  more...
AFNOR Validated Salmonella in Infant Foods
As new extension now includes 375g samples of infant formula and infant cereals with or without probiotics, as well as dairy powders, the 3MMolecular Detection Assay 2 range can be used for both Cronobacter and Salmonella. more...
MVP ATP Hygiene Testing Kit
The MVP ICON® can test for other HACCP driven parameters including conductivity and concentration, temperature and pH, and the unique swab design gives other advantages including no need to shake after the swab is inserted back into the kit tube. more...
Nissiu Pharmaceuticals partner with Hitachi and Amazon to bring you an image recognition service that performs a colony count off an uploaded plate photo. Results available instantaneoulsy with a maximum error rate of only 8%. more...
NF validation
Solus E. coli O157 ELISA alternative method has been granted NF VALIDATION certification renewal by the Technical Board of the NF VALIDATION mark, certificate reference SOL 37/03-10/15 until 14th October 2023. more...
Microbiology International, the supplier of MediaBox™ and a large range of ready-to-go media, have proudly announced their recent ISO 9001:2015 International quality standard accrediation more...
Baker Ruskinn Bugbox
Looking at ways to increase productivity?  The Bugbox calculator works out the true costs in materials and labor for Anaerobic or Microaerophilic Jars/Packs and compares it to the costs of buying and running a Baker Ruskinn incubated anaerobic or microaerophilic workstation. Compare today! 
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Real-time Colony Counter
The INTERSCIENCE ScanStation is a smart real-time colony counter, providing rapid results from traditional agar plates including chromogenic media allowing recording of visual growth data for full traceability and data integrity. more...
Charm Sciences Inc., have released their PEEL Plate® Colony Counter II which can accurately count on all PEEL Plate types and sizes. more...
Droplet Digital PCR for Food Testing
Powered by Droplet Digital PCR, the kit can test the genome of each individual E. coli bacterium for the virulence genes associated with pathogenic STEC and confirm positive results faster than traditional methods. more...
First Semi-Quantitative MicroVal certificate for Neogen’s Soleris system for detection of Enterobacteriaceae in dairy products. more...
Alcoholic Beverages
Promicol's ATP Bioluminescence testing for alcoholic beverages is easy and returns valuable QC results much faster than conventional plate testing. more...
Detection of Mycotoxins

There is a growing concern worldwide around mycotoxins, rapidmicrobiology.com speaks to Dr Kurt Brunner, Head of R&D at Romer Labs, about the current state of mycotoxin contamination, the challenges of detecting them, and the role of reference and rapid test methods.

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3 Hours test for Bretanomyces and spoilage yeast
In this video, Ben Pascal from Invisible Sentinel discusses their range of test kits for the detection of hop-resistant Pediococcus and Lactobacillus, wild yeasts like Bretanomyces bruxellensis or Dekkera plus new targets like Saccaromyces diastaticus. more...
Block out aerosol and liquid contaminants with Porvair Sciences new range of Liquid Handling Pipette Tip Filters, fully compliant with FDA, USP Class VI and European Pharmacopoeia statutory regulations as well as being free from heavy metals.   more...
Campylobacter spp
With millions of cases, worldwide, each year of foodborne Campylobacteriosis; learn more about these important diarrheal disease-causing pathogens, including the detection and enumeration of Campylobacter spp. in food and environmental samples according to international standards.  more...
How to Identify Strains of Listeria
The MALDI Biotyper can be used to confirm presumptive and identify organisms from various agar plates; it can be used as a fast and easy pre-screening method before using the IR Biotyper for complete strain characterization to find out if it's a resident or a transient strain. more...
Pathogen Testing Food Powders
With specifically designed immunoassay kits, dedicated selective enrichment media and automated liquid handling, the Solus Pathogen Detection System can offer solutions for testing a number of “challenging” matrices. more...

Data integrity is now ensured with Labguru's new realtime inline editing app - removing the need to leave the system to work on another software platform and then transfer the work back which creates the potential for human error plus taking up additional time.

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Bio-Rad iQ-Check

The iQ-Check S. Enteritidis and iQ-Check S. Typhimurium assays are now AOAC INTERNATIONAL approved for 25g test portions of raw chicken, boot swabs and drag swabs.

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Better Serial Dilutions for total counts
In this video Alexandra Ali, Kinematica USA discusses the benefits of using the iNLABTEC Serial Diluter UA with an integrated Stomacher-type bag mixer to make dilutions for food microbiology more efficient and less prone to errors without the need to change validated lab protocols. more...