Neogen® can provide all food safety solutions for your brewing, distilling or winery business. With a variety of different products for the different assets of your business, Neogen can help you craft a plan that fits your facility regardless of its size.

Beer quality is measured by a complex set of sensory characteristics that include appearance, aroma, taste and texture. These factors build a sensory profile specific to your brand, and are what craft beer consumers come to enjoy and expect from your brewery. In order to maintain and preserve consistent quality, proper sanitation verification protocols must be met as even the slightest microbial growth can impact the flavor and quality of your beer.

Solutions

Hygiene

ATP Testing

Instantly verify the cleanliness of your facility and your equipment with the help of the AccuPoint® Advanced Sanitation Verification System. AccuPoint Advanced has been approved by the AOAC Research Institute and accurately recovers adenosine triphosphate (ATP) from a variety of surfaces, including lines and liquids, and prevents cross contamination of bacteria in your facility. Because ATP is not uniformly distributed on surfaces, it is important to use a system that can both find and recover ATP from surfaces and liquids.

 

Culture Media

Neogen Culture Media

Our line of Neogen Culture Media products have been designed to support the testing needs of the brewing, distilling and winery industries. Standard and custom formulations using the highest quality ingredients are available including Universal Beer Agar, W-L Nutrient Agar, Tryptic Soy Broth (Soybean-Casein Digest Broth) and many more are available to aid in testing for spoilage indicators including yeasts and molds, pathogens and coliforms.

If you would like to know more about the Neogen Culture Media transition please visit our Culture Media page.

 

Methanol

Methanol

Methanol contamination in illicit, counterfeit or adulterated alcohol beverages is a potentially serious health hazard in many parts of the world. Effects of methanol ingestion may include confusion, nausea, vomiting, visual problems and abdominal pain, which if left untreated can result in stupor, coma and in the most severe cases, death. Problems occur across a broad range of countries, most prominent with common illegal trade. Alert® for Methanol is a screening tool for the rapid detection of potentially harmful methanol contamination in spirits, beers and wine. It is a 10 minute color change field test which can detect methanol levels down to 0.35% v/v.

 

Micro

Microbiology

The Neogen Filter system utilizes ampouled media to enumerate and detect a wide variety of microorganisms in liquid samples. They are sterile, ready-to-use and easily conform into a Petri dish, which eliminates many of the steps associated with using conventional membrane replacement filtration systems.

 

Myco

Mycotoxins

Neogen’s offers the industry’s most complete line of GIPSA-approved, mycotoxin tests for distillers testing incoming grain. Our new Reveal® Q+ line can deliver precise results after only minutes. Following a simple extraction, the user combines the extract with a diluent, inserts a Reveal Q+ test strip, then reads the strip in Neogen’s AccuScan® Gold reader to receive precise results. Reveal Q+ offers both room temperature incubation and storage — eliminating the need for an incubator and refrigeration space. The test requires only minimal equipment to achieve precise results and has a simple extraction process.

 

Micro

Rapid Protein Testing

Because of its ease of use and clarity of result, many companies prefer to utilize our self-contained protein detection tests for their sanitation monitoring programs. AccuClean® Advanced is intended to be used as a simple method to determine the cleanliness of food contact surfaces and equipment. AccuClean Advanced is housed in a fully self-contained cartridge that once activated, changes color to indicate the relative level of protein detected on a sampled surface.

After 10 seconds, the solution is compared to a color comparison chart for interpretation. If no protein is detected, the solution in the bottom of the cup will remain copper-colored to indicate the surface is clean. A color change to gray indicates low level protein has been detected, while a change to green/blue or blue indicates a higher level of protein detected.