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Rapid Microbial Testing for Dairy Industry - A rapidmicrobiology Special Focus


Continuous microbiological monitoring is essential in the dairy sector, starting from raw milk input through pasteurisation, processing and onto filling final product. Both environmental monitoring, in-process and end product testing are key to optimising quality both in terms of spoilage and food safety thereby reducing product recalls and maintaining brand reputation.

There are many potential problem organisms starting with those that can survive pasteurisation such as spore-forming Bacillus, Clostridia, and other thermoduric organisms. Others may be introduced from biofilms or other environmental inputs and at the cold storage temperatures of liquid milk, psychrotrophs such as Pseudomonas become a very common cause of spoilage.

Each downstream processing step of liquid milk brings it’s own opportunities for contaminants, such as yeast and moulds in yogurt, cheeses and other fermented ranges such as Kefir and quark. Liquid milk is also moving into new markets in warmer climates and processing techniques for extended shelf-life and alternatives to pasteurization can help but need monitoring.

Infant milk formula and spray dried milk powder brings very specific concerns of Cronobacter sakazakii capable of surviving very dry conditions. Testing options now available for platforms make the workflow easier when detecting potential pathogens such as Cronobacter, Salmonella and Enterobacteriaceae.

So, how can you ensure your lab is performing these analyses correctly? A new proficiency testing scheme from BIPEA now offers liquid milk samples contaminated with known spoilage and pathogenic organisms.

In this rapidmicrobiology special focus on 'Rapid Microbial Testing for the Dairy Industry,' we showcase options for getting fast, microbiology results with optimised workflows - ideal for high throughput routine dairy testing laboratories. Detect signs of contamination problems early and maintain the high standards of quality your brand is known for.

Soleris® Next-Generation - Rapid, Automated Microbial Testing System

Soleris® Next Generation - Rapid, Automated Microbial Testing System

Find out more about our new, rapid, automated microbial testing platform for product safety and quality, offering fast and reliable detection of a wide range of microorganisms including TVC, Yeasts and Moulds, Enterobacteriaceae, E. coli, Coliforms, and many others. 
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Automated Yeast and Mould Detection in Less Than 48 Hours

Automated Yeast and Mould Detection in Less Than 48 Hours

Reduce risk of recalls with the Oculer Greenlight system, delivering fully automated, sensitive yeast and mould results in dairy products within 48 hours with minimal sample preparation.
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Food Safety Solution for Powdered Infant Formula with Large Sample Size

Food Safety Solution for Powdered Infant Formula with Large Sample Size

Discover the benefits of a truly harmonized method for the simultaneous detection of Salmonella, Cronobacter and Enterobacteriaceae in dairy large sample size by using the PIF Supplement method.
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Rapid Microbiological Testing of UHT and ESL Dairy Products

Rapid Microbiological Testing of UHT and ESL Dairy Products

Find out about the different heat processes used in the manufacture of UHT and ESL dairy products and, with results in less than 30 minutes, learn why Hygiena's Innovate system offers the ideal microbiological testing solution.
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MicroVal-approved Cronobacter Enrichment & PCR Detection in 22 Hours

MicroVal-approved <em>Cronobacter</em> Enrichment & PCR Detection in 22 Hours

MilliporeSigma’s Assurance GDS® Cronobacter Tq II assay features a faster 20-hour enrichment that has been harmonized with the GDS® Salmonella enrichment. MicroVal approval includes validation for infant formula, infant cereals, and environmental samples.
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Rapid Yeast and Mold Test for Dairy Products

Rapid Yeast and Mold Test for Dairy Products

CertaBlue’s Yeast and Mold test is for the rapid, selective detection of yeast and mold. The vial and sensor are especially developed for testing high volume fermented dairy products like yogurt, cottage cheese, quark, skyr, buttermilk etc.
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First Proficiency Testing Program for Milk Microbiology, Using a REAL Sample Matrix

First Proficiency Testing Program for Milk Microbiology, Using a REAL Sample Matrix

This quality control program offers a REAL LIQUID MILK sample with various spoilage and pathogenic organism parameters all in one sample.
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CHROMagar™ Solution for Mastitis Diagnosis

CHROMagar™ Solution for Mastitis Diagnosis

CHROMagar™ has developed three chromogenic formulations with a very high level of differentiation, allowing the detection of the most important groups of bacteria found in the Mastitis infections: Gram-negative bacteria, Staphylococci, and Streptococci.
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Quantification of All Kinds of Yeast and Mold in Dairy and Other Food Products 

Quantification of All Kinds of Yeast and Mold in Dairy and Other Food Products 

The foodproof® Yeast and Mold Quantification LyoKit detects and quantifies all kinds of yeast and mold in dairy and other food products within 24 hours. Using BIOTECON Diagnostics' Reagent D prevents dead cells from being detected.
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Promicol System for Rapid Microbial ATP Detection in Dairy Products

Promicol System for Rapid Microbial ATP Detection in Dairy Products

The Promicol System is a comprehensive overall solution enabling rapid detection of microbial contamination in finished UHT & ESL dairy products, allowing early identification of process failure and faster product release. 
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New Rapid Miniaturised MPN Method for Butyric Acid-Forming Clostridia Testing

New Rapid Miniaturised MPN Method for Butyric Acid-Forming Clostridia Testing

A new highly selective and sensitive chromogenic media for the enumeration of butyric acid-forming clostridia has now been made available for rapid microbiological testing of milk and cheese.
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Enhanced Solutions for Rapid Microbial Analysis of Dairy Finished Products

Enhanced Solutions for Rapid Microbial Analysis of Dairy Finished Products

Analysis of microbial contamination in finished dairy products is made fast, sensitive, and reliable with the bioluminescence Sensilux® system. A complete solution including automated sampling and full technical support.
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Pall Rapid Microbial Detection System Designed for the Dairy Industry

Pall Rapid Microbial Detection System Designed for the Dairy Industry

Food quality control is paramount when it comes to consumer safety. In a competitive market, we recognize the need for early detection of foodborne pathogens. Helping to maintain rigorous quality control procedures, the GeneDisc® Rapid Microbiology System offers peace of mind to food industries.
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Solus Pathogen Detection System for Rapid Turnover of Dairy and Environmental Samples

Solus Pathogen Detection System for Rapid Turnover of Dairy and Environmental Samples

With the constant production of dairy products, are you receiving the correct amount of negative results for pathogens? Do you wish you had a simpler workflow that gives your lab technicians more available time?
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INTERSCIENCE Launches easySpiral Pro Milk, Automated Microbiology Plating for the Dairy Industry

INTERSCIENCE Launches easySpiral Pro Milk, Automated Microbiology Plating for the Dairy Industry

easySpiral Pro Milk is an automatic Petri dish plater. It allows plating of a sample of 100 to 1x107 CFU/mL on a single Petri dish, without prior serial dilutions, it's particularly suitable for the dairy industry, for analyzing raw materials and milk payment schemes..
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Date Published: 27th April 2021