Microbiology News : food-beverage, Oct 2019

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
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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...