Microbiology News : food-beverage, Feb 2021

Accelerated Analytical Laboratories are the first in Wisconsin to aquire COVID-19 related VERIPRO SARS-CoV-2 enviromental assay allowing it's food production customers to test their environments for SARS-CoV-2. more...
Legionella Testing Kit
Bio-Rad has received AFNOR validation for the iQ-Check Legionella Aquadien DNA extraction short protocols and Free DNA Removal Solution protocol according to ISO TS 12869 and NF T90-471. Learn more. more...

Study Shows Air Sampler Detects SARS-CoV-2 in Aerosols

23 Feb 2021 | Food & BeverageClinicalPharmaceutical

Air sampler for viruses
Smiths Detection has reported that its BioFlash® Biological Identifier can detect SARS-CoV-2 in the air following tests conducted by the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID). more...

The Tasty Tech That Ensures QC in Beer Brewing

18 Feb 2021 | Food & BeverageWater

Sartorius solutions for brewing quality control
Breweries, whether they are large or small, share a common need for quality control (QC) to ensure the consistency and safety of end products. Both subjective and objective QC tests and evaluations can be performed throughout the brewing process. more...
Red One instantaneous automated total viable counts in waters
Red One™ is a rapid, automated and easy solution to count viable micro-organisms (TVC) in waters (from 1ml to 100mL).  It showed unprecedented results in terms of sensitivity and repeatability compared to ATP monitoring or flow cytometry. more...
Clostridium perfringens
An innovative chromogenic medium to detect and identify C. perfringens in water samples and its smart advantages over the traditional TSC and m-CP agars. more...
Pall genedisc legionella
Pall® GeneDisc® technology provides a maximum flexibility for testing strategies to rapidly assess contamination level of their working environment, raw material, in-process samples and final products with AOAC and NF VALIDATION certified methods more...

EW GROUP Acquires Hygiena from Warburg Pincus

16 Feb 2021 | Food & Beverage

The newly formed group of companies, under the Hygiena umbrella, will include BioChek, a global veterinary diagnostic company, as well as Biotecon, an innovator in PCR, GMO, ID and environmental diagnostics. more...

New Test Method & Buyer's Guide on Surface Testing for SARS-CoV-2 

12 Feb 2021 | Food & BeverageClinicalPharmaceutical

rapid surface testing for SARS Cov 2 the coronavirus that causes Covid 19
Buyers guide for SARS-CoV-2 surface testing kits highlighting the risk of infection from touching surfaces contaminated with the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19. It provides a list of suppliers of surface testing kits allowing direct contact for quotes/info. more...
Difference between Ecoli and STEC VTEC
E. coli, STEC, VTEC, O157… confused about the terms used for different groups of Escherichia coli and their relative food safety risks? Roy Betts, Campden BRI explains all. more...
New Products for COVID-19 Testing
This week: New test method & buyer's guide for SARS-CoV-2 surface testing; viral load indicator can assist triaging, RT-PCR test from MultiplexDX proves its specificity for British variant during screening in Slovenia & Sonanano's rapid antigen test gets approval.  more...

How Well Do You Really Know the Microbes You Are Working With?

09 Feb 2021 | Food & BeverageClinicalPharmaceutical

Guide to the maintenance of microorganisms
NCIMB’s culture collection curator, Dr Samantha Law, has written a light-hearted guide to best practice in microorganism maintenance. It highlights basic steps you can take to make sure that you really know the strains you are working with. more...
Petrifilm plate reader
3M have released its Petrifilm™ Plate Reader Advanced to the market. This AI-powered automated colony-counter can rapidly image, enumerate and document colonies on 3M Petrifilm Plates and delivers results in 4-6 seconds. more...

AOAC Certify Shiga-toxin E. coli Test Kits

04 Feb 2021 | Food & Beverage

AOAC certify STEC detection kits
BIOTECON Diagnostics has received AOAC-RI Performance Tested MethodsSM (PTM) Certification for its foodproof STEC Screening LyoKit and STEC Identification LyoKit. This rapid workflow of just two PCR tests is faster and cost-effective.   more...
Salmonella
Eurofins GeneScan Technologies’ BACSpec Salmonella 2 kit enables the fast detection of Salmonella spp. in food products, feed products, and environmental samples and is certified by AFNOR Certification as well as by the AOAC Research Institute. more...
Merck Talk on Listeria Detection in Food and Environmental Samples
Having difficulties finding a Listeria test that suits your needs? - This special focus on Listeria brings you a variety of test kits, from high-throughput to simple on-site rapid testing. Find swabs for those nooks and crannies too! more...
Shelf-life testing with Campden BRI
In this episode, Linda Everis (Principal Research Officer at Campden BRI) gives guidance for food manufacturers & processors in determining shelf-life and explains an array of useful techniques to ensure food safety.  more...
Hygiena SureTrend Cloud
Hygiena offers a single monitoring system which can identify the presence of potential contaminants as part of your food safety program: EnSURE™ Touch more...
Simplify your Listeria testing with BioRads detection solutions
Bio-Rad offers a complete solution that simplifies your Listeria testing options for faster, more comprehensive results. more...

NEOGEN’s Solutions for Listeria

01 Feb 2021 | Food & Beverage

Get your free guide to food microbiology testing including Listeria
We offer a range of traditional and alternative methods for the detection of Listeria, including our One Broth One Plate for Listeria workflow. View our innovative microbiology solutions with our free Guide to Food Microbiology Testing - learn more more...
Find bacterial biofilms instantantly
View presence of bacteria and biofilms in real-time without using any chemicals with the easy to operate hand held Bactiscan. Identify problem areas in your facility to take fast, effective remedial action. more...